Swiftships Shipbuilders has been awarded a contract by the US Department of Defense for detail, design and construction of four 28m-long coastal patrol crafts (CPCs) for the Egyptian Navy.

The $20.2m contract is a modification to a previously awarded contract under the foreign military sales programme.

Under the latest contract, Swiftships will also provide two co-assembly kits and two co-production kits, and associated crew familiarisation training and technical services.

The kits include all necessary material and will be shipped to Egypt for the construction of the four CPCs by a local workforce.

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Work will be carried out in Louisiana, Alexandria, Egypt, and is expected to be completed by February 2014.

The US Naval Sea Systems Command will be the contracting activity.