The Egyptian Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to DCNS for the supply of a FREMM frigate.
The agreement follows the signing of a deal for four Gowind 2500 corvettes in July 2014.
DCNS chairman and chief executive officer Hervé Guillou said: "With this historical agreement, DCNS is pursuing a policy of long-term partnership with the Egyptian Navy and its shipyards, with whom we plan to invest in the long-term to develop their skills and industrial facilities.
"In addition, strengthening our relations opens new perspectives for the sale of vessels."
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The frigate Normandie is set for delivery later this year after outfitting work and an initial training phase. DCNS will then provide logistics and support services over several years.
With a displacement capacity of 6,000t, the frigate is capable of cruising at maximum speed of 27k and has a range of 15k.
It provides a range of 6,000nm and can accommodate a crew of 108.
The multi-mission frigates are designed to respond to a range of air, marine, submarine and land threats.
Image: The FREMM frigate is set for delivery later this year. Photo: courtesy of DCNS.