Gowind 2500 Class

Operator: Egypt
Status: On Order
Number: 4
Ships: Unknown
Cost: €1 billion
Acquired: Ordered June 2014; Delivery expected in 2017
General Specs:
Country of origin: France
Class: Corvette
Manufacturer: DCNS
Introduced: 2010
Displacement: 2,600 tons
Length: 333.4 ft (102 m)
Beam: 52.5 ft (16 m)
Draft: 11.8 ft (3.6 m)
Hull Material: Unknown
Propulsion: Diesel/Electric
Speed: 28.8 mph (25 kt)
Range: 4,257.9 miles (6,852 km/3,700 nm) @15 kt
Endurance: 3 weeks without replenishment
Fuel Capacity: Unknown
Crew: 65
Guns: 1 x 57mm or 76mm gun
2 x remote control small caliber guns
Anti-air: 16 x MICA VL
Anti-ship: 8 x Exocet MM40
Other: Torpedo launching system
Radar/Sensors: SETIS combat system
3D search radar
Sonar suite
Defense/ Countermeasures: Electronic warfare (EW) suite
Other: Landing deck for 10 ton helicopter
UAV operations capability


Lebanon receives first Bradleys

The United States handed over the first eight of 32 Bradley M2A2 infantry fighting vehicles to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) on 14 August, in a ceremony held at Beirut’s port. Speaking during the ceremony, US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard said the Bradleys represented an investment of more than USD100 million that will “provide the Lebanese […]

Algeria confirms Buk delivery

Algeria’s acquisition of Buk-M2E surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems has effectively been confirmed by the August issue of the People’s National Army’s (ANP) El-Djeichmagazine. The publication included an article covering the ‘Majd 2017’ exercise held in July, which was supported by a collage of Algerian military equipment – including a transporter erector launcher and radar (TELAR) vehicle […]

Boeing wins $222m Chinook order for Saudi Arabia

The Boeing Co.-Philadelphia, Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $222,549,505 firm-fixed-price modification (P00069) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for eight each CH-47F new build helicopters to support the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command (RSLFAC). Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2021. Fiscal 2017 foreign military […]

BAE Rolls Out First Omani Typhoon, Hawk

The first of the 12 Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighters and eight Hawk Mk 166 advanced jet trainers ordered by Oman were “formally presented” to the customer on 15 May, BAE Systems announced. The event was held at the company’s Warton production and testing facility in the United Kingdom and attended by Sayyid Badr bin Saud […]

Raytheon Awarded $12 Million to Provide Engineering Services to Israeli Patriot Missiles

Raytheon, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded an $11,951,853 modification (P00001) to foreign military sales (Israel) contract W31P4Q-17-C-0073 for engineering services for the PATRIOT weapon system. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts; Billerica, Massachusetts; Burlington, Massachusetts; El Segundo, California; El Paso, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; Indianapolis, Indiana; Tewksbury, Massachusetts; and White Sands, New Mexico, with an estimated […]