The Egyptian Navy officially receives the second MEKO A-200 EN frigate from Germany
According to information published by Al-Ahram Online newspaper, Egypt received its second corvette MEKO A-200 named Al-Qahar, from Germany.
And the commander of the Egyptian Navy, Ashraf Atwa, raised the Egyptian flag on frigate during a ceremony held in the German port city of Bremerhaven. On the occasion of delivery.
This latest delivery follows the acquisition Egypt on the first MEKO A-200 frigate in October 2022. It should be noted that Egypt It had previously acquired four TKMS submarines as well, further enhancing its naval capabilities.
Among the features of the MEKO A-200, it deserves payment system CODAG-WARP Water jet and Refined Propellers Special mention.
This innovative system includes two shafts that can be controlled by a slope propeller (CPP) that is driven by drives . Interchangeable diesels, powered by a gas turbine-driven central hydrojet.
Not only does this configuration generate outstanding sound signatures, but it also ensures thrust redundancy and enhances damage resistance. Moreover, it can work frigate Only on diesel power, which enhances operational cost efficiency and overall effectiveness.
It also features a fast unibody design with directional stability foregrip and active fin stabilizers. that ensure the platform remains stable, even in the midst of turbulent waters.
Suitable for operation at sea 6, the frigate is fully equipped to support operations helicopters and boats. And in terms of maneuverability, it outperforms other frigates of similar size by maintaining a smaller tactical diameter.
It includes frigate A set of design measures to minimize footprints from radar Infrared (IR), acoustic and magnetic. And the low radar cross-section is achieved through an innovative X-Form® design, blocking, flush closing doors, and RCSnet screening.
In addition, strategic positioning of the exhausts and suppression cancellation, combined with active cooling, contribute to a reduced infrared signature. Stealth features are enhanced by CODAG-WARP and degaussing systems.
The frigate has a total length of 121 meters and a maximum width of 16.3 metres. Full load displacement comes in at 3,700 tons.
And when fully loaded, it can to ship Achieving a top speed in excess of 28 knots with a range of 7,200 nautical miles when cruising at 16 knots. It can accommodate a total of 120 crew members, with additional space for 50 special forces personnel or trainees.
and content the ship It also has provisions to carry either a 10-ton helicopter or two 5-ton aircraft, as well as two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).