The third Gowind corvette in-built Egypt by Egyptian agency Alexandria Shipyard in collaboration with Naval Group efficiently accomplished her first sea trials. The completion of sea trials for the third vessel, often known as ENS El Moez (981), is a milestone achievement and showcases sturdy cooperation between France and Egypt. In 2014, Naval Group, beforehand often known as DCNS, was awarded contract to develop 4 Gowind-class corvettes for the Egyptian Navy.
This new milestone demonstrates as soon as extra the success of the switch of know-how & manufacturing and their sturdy industrial cooperation.

In 2014, Egypt signed a €1bn contract with Naval Group to purchase 4 Gowind 2,500-ton corvettes with an possibility for 2 extra. Individually, MBDA negotiated a contract to equip the ships with MICA vertical launch air-defense missiles and MM40 Block 3 Exocet anti-ship missiles, collectively price a further 400 million euros, whereas Naval Group negotiated a 100–200 million euro contract for torpedoes. Three of the corvettes are to be constructed domestically by Alexandria Shipyard inside a know-how switch settlement. Egypt is in talks with France to accumulate one other two Gowind corvettes which, if ordered, could be produced by France in Lorient.


In April 2015, Naval Group began reducing metallic for the very first Gowind 2500 corvette. It’s the first of a sequence of 4 models that might be delivered to Egypt earlier than 2019. The Egyptian Navy took supply of the vessel in September 2017, three years after the order was positioned. Alexandria Shipyard began reducing metallic for the second Gowind corvette supposed for the Egyptian Navy in April 2016, it’s the first corvette to be constructed domestically in Egypt. Naval Group despatched supervision and technical help groups, technical information and crucial elements to Alexandria for helping Egypt within the native building of the three corvettes.

The Gowind design is a household of metal monohull frigates, corvettes and offshore patrol vessels developed since 2006 by France’s Naval Group to conduct missions within the littoral zone comparable to anti-submarine warfare (ASW). The Gowind household contains vessels with lengths from 85 to 111 metres and displacement from 1,000 tons to three,100 tons. The platform’s weapon system consists of a multi-functional radar and MICA surface-to-air missiles (SAM). It’s armed with Exocet anti-ship missiles. The propulsion system is predicated on Mixed Diesel and Diesel (CODAD) and contains water-jets for improved maneuverability in shallow waters and high-speed efficiency.