France will hand over the FREMM (Frégate Européenne Multi-Missions) frigateNormandie (D651) to the Egyptian Navy on 23 June at the company’s shipyard in Lorient, Western France.

The ship will retain its pennant number, although despite reports suggesting it will be re-named Al-Cairo , its new name is still to be revealed.

The ceremony will take place in the presence of Rear Admiral Osama Rabie, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Navy, and Admiral Bernard Rogel, Chief of Staff of the French Navy. […]