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Egypt Navy, cooperation with Germany’s Lürssen and TKMS for the establishment of the largest dry dock in the Middle East

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met last Thursday (22/7/21) with Peter Lürssen, CEO of German shipbuilder Lürssen, in Cairo.

President El-Sisi and Peter Lürssen are said to have discussed possible cooperation between the Egyptian Ministry of Military Production, Lürssen, and German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), on a major project to produce and provide maintenance for naval military vessels in the ports of Suez and Safaga, on the Red Sea coast.

Most of the naval military production is currently in the interest of the Egyptian Navy (EN), and concentrated in the Alexandria shipyard, although a new warehouse and production site for Military ships and public facilities have been established at the naval base in Ras Qarqoub, which is located near the Libyan border.

The new project includes building the largest dry dock in the Red Sea region, south of the Suez Canal.

Egypt signs a joint contract with TKMS AG, Lürssen, and its subsidiary Blohm+Voss, for Overseeing the construction of the dry dock and ensure that the highest quality standards are met.

Meanwhile, sources close to the situation confirm that Egypt's top priority is Transfer of Technologies used in the production of Lürssen cruisers and light multi-role frigates. The purchase of Lorsen's corvettes and frigates is part of Egypt's plans to create a blue water navy. The power of this navy would extend to the Bab al-Mandab Strait.

The ENF leadership believes that such plans can be achieved by creating a "lightning strike force" with the fleet consisting of multi-role frigates and high-speed corvettes, focusing on maneuverability and speed. Such a fleet would be able to quickly engage and disengage from outside tactical objectives from the exclusive economic zone of Egypt.


https://www.tacticalreport.com/egypt-navy-cooperation-with-germanys-lurssen-and-tkms/
 

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Lürssen is renowned for building all classes of high-quality naval vessels for the German Navy and other international navies worldwide. No other shipyard in the international market has developed, built and delivered so many naval vessels to so many countries.


Lürssen FGS F 125 heavy multi-role frigate
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Lürssen FGS F 124 heavy multi-role frigate









Lürssen light multi-role frigates
Multi Role Light Frigate




Lürssen frigates are capable of independently carrying out several types of missions, including maritime surveillance, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, or air defence.. Blue-water capability for all naval warfare operations


Civilian:

Lürssen cruiser ship
 
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What is the reason for this permanent relocation to that area?
I do think Egypt is currently willing yet not ready to escalate w/Iran and the Houthis threaten the maritime traffic in the Red Sea and hence the Suez Canal revenues. Egypt, like @The SC shared, is willing to invest in a large port south of the Suez Canal as well as a new city hence more dependence will depend on the Red Sea.
 

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I do think Egypt is currently willing yet not ready to escalate w/Iran and the Houthis threaten the maritime traffic in the Red Sea and hence the Suez Canal revenues. Egypt, like @The SC shared, is willing to invest in a large port south of the Suez Canal as well as a new city hence more dependence will depend on the Red Sea.
KSA-UAE control the in and arounds of the Bab-al manbab and the entire gulf of aden and north of it plus port entries and exits.. There is hardly anyone there to oppose Egypt if the Coalition allows them entry than there is no hassle
 

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German ships offered to be manufactured in Egypt in cooperation with Lürssen Company..

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