The first Mistral class landing helicopter dock has arrived in Egypt after participating in an exercise with the French Navy, while the Egyptian Navy will in July receive an R-32 Molniya missile corvette from Russia.

The landing helicopter dock (LHD) Gamal Abel Nasser arrived in Alexandria on 23 June after a 14 day journey from France, with the second, Anwar Sadat, to arrive in September after its crew has completed training.

Gamal Abdel Nasser took part in the Franco-Egyptian Exercise Cleopatra 2016 prior to delivery. The exercise began on 20 June. […]