The United States has delivered two navy vessels to Egypt, doubling Cairo’s total fleet of Fast Missile Craft to four, the U.S. embassy in Cairo said on Monday.

The statement said the vessels had arrived in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on June 17 aboard a U.S. transport ship.

“The Fast Missile Craft directly supports maritime and regional security, which includes protecting vital waterways such as the Suez Canal and the Red Sea,” said U.S. Embassy Senior Defense Official in Cairo Major General Charles Hooper. […]