Marines: ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser
This article was published by Strategy Page – on July 1, 2016
On June 2nd the first of two French Mistral-class amphibious assault ships recently bought by Egypt was commissioned as the ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser. The commissioning was done in France, where the Mistrals were built and modified for Egyptian service. By the end of June, the Nasser will arrive in Egypt. The second Mistral will arrive in Egypt by September. The Egyptian Mistrals are equipped with Russian electronics and Russian Ka-52K attack helicopters, which will not arrive until 2017.
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