Egypt receives first of two French Mistral warships

CAIRO- Egypt on Thursday received the first of two French Mistral helicopter carriers and said the second would arrive in September as part a deal signed last year. France agreed last year to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Egypt for 950 million euros (656 million pounds) after their sale to Russia was cancelled last August. “We now have advanced capabilities in confronting terrorism within our borders and on our shores,” Minister of Defence Sedky Sobhi said during a handover ceremony in Toulouse.

via ynetnews.com

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