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NAV Egyptian Naval Forces incl Coastguard

Last modified: 24 Jan 2021
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Country: Egypt   

Latitude: 31° 57' 24" N     Longitude: 30° 21' 12" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active

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The greater amount of the Egyptian Navy vessels are former Soviet and Chinese ones acquired in the 1960's and 1980's. Currently the Egyptian Navy is amidst a large modernisation project. New ships have been acauired from the U.S, Germany and France making its fleet more comparable to other capable navies in the area. The navy personnel strength is appx 17.000 military (2.000 coastguard).

The Egyptian fleet is covering the Mediterranean area along the coast and the increasingly important Red Sea. Though the Egyptian Navy is operating without a Naval Aviation force the Air Force is supporting the fleet in this area with
-- 9 special equipped Aérospatiale Gazelle for sea/shore recon
-- 10 Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite in ASW role
-- 5 Westland Seaking multirole helicopters for troop transports
-- 8 Grumman E-2C Hawkeye for maritime airborne surveillance
-- 6 Beechcraft 1900 radar surveillance aircraft
-- 10 Kamov 52 attack helicopters

The current (nov 2020) status of the fleet is:
Submarines:
- 4 Diesel electric Type 209/1400mod attack submarines (German origin)
- 4 Diesel electric Romeo 033 attack submarines (Chinese origin)

Amphibious Landing Ships:
- 2 Mistral class amphibious assault ships annex helicopter carrier (French origin)

Multipurpose Frigates:
- 1 FREMM class frigate (French origin)
- 2 FREMM class frigates as of 2024 (Italian origin)
- 4 MEKO class frigates as of 2022 (German origin)

Guided Missile Frigates:
- 4 Perry class frigates (US origin)
- 2 Knox class frigates (US origin)

Corvettes:
- 1 Gowind class multipurpose corvette (French origin)
- 1 Pohang class corvette (S Korean origin)
- 1 Descubierta class corvette (Spanish origin)

Fast strike boats:
- 4 Ambassador III missile boats (US origin)
- 1 Moninya class missile boat (Sovier origin)
- 6 October class missile boats (Egyptian origin)
- 6 Type 24 class missile boats (Chinese origin)
- 8 Osa class missile boats (Soviet origin)
- 6 Ramadan class missile boats (UK origin)
- 5 Tiger class missile boats (German origin)
- 1 Shanghai 2 class gunboat (Chinese origin)

Anti Submarine ships:
- 8 Hainan class ASW ships (Chinese origin)

Minesweepers/hunters/layers/surveyors:
- 5 T43 class minesweepers (Soviet origin)
- 4 Yuka class minesweepers (Soviet origin)
- 3 Al Sawari class minehunters (US origin)
- 2 Osprey class minehunters (US origin)
- 2 Safage class survey ships (US origin)
- 3 Pluto class minehunters (Italian origin)
- 4 Tuima class minelayers (Soviet origin)

Amphibious Landing Ships:
- 3 Polnockny class landing ships (Polish origin)
- 9 Vydra class landing ships (Soviet origin)
- 2 EDA(R) class landing craft (French origin)
- 4 CTM(NG) class landing craft (French origin)

Supply/tanker vessels:
- 1 Type 701E class supplier (German origin)
- 1 Westwald class ammo supplier (German origin)
- 2 Poluchat 2 class supplier (Soviet origin)
- 9 Toplivo 2 tankers (Egyptian origin)

Tugboats/training ships:
- 5 Okhtensky class tugboats (Soviet and Egyptian origin)
- 2 Natick class tugboats (US origin)
- 1 Black Swan class frigate training vessel (UK origin)
- 1 Z class destroyer training vessel (UK origin)
- 3 small yachts basic training vessels

Coastguard
- 22 Timsah I/II class patrol boats
- 12 Sea Spectre PB Mk III class patrol boats
- 9 Swiftships class patrol boats
- 6 MV70 class patrol boats
- 5 P-6 (Project 183) class patrol boats
- 3 Textron class patrol boats
- 25 Swiftships 26m class RIBS
- 16 SR.N6 class RIBS
- 9 Type 83 class RIBS
- 6 Crestitalia class RIBS
- 12 Spectre class patrol craft
- 12 Peterson class patrol craft
- 5 Nisr class RIBS
- 29 DC-30 class patrol craft
- 3 MRTP-20 Yonka class patrol craft









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