Algeria’s first MEKO A-200 frigate was commissioned in Algiers on 21 April in a ceremony attended by Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, who serves as both the chief-of-staff of the military and deputy defence minister.

The Ministry of Defence said the arrival of Erradii (910) marked an important step in Algeria’s naval modernisation programme.

Built at the German Naval Yards in Kiel, Erradii is the first of two MEKO A-200 frigates being built for Algeria by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) under a contract first reported in April 2012. […]