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Egyptian frigate Meko A200EN to be launched


According to the Twitter account of Mahmoud Gamal on April 30, 2021, the Egyptian Navy's first Meko A200EN frigate will be launched into the water next week, while the second & third frigates will be inaugurated before the end of this year.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 MEKO A-200 Frigate in Germany (Picture source: Weser maritime news)


The MEKO 200 is a frigate design by the Blohm + Voss shipyard of Germany, as part of the MEKO family of warships.

The MEKO A-200 Frigate follows the MEKO 200 series general purpose frigates from the ThyssenKrupp stable. A fighting ship capable of full 4-dimensional warfare (AAW, ASW, and ASuW, BCW), the MEKO A-200 Frigate is also designed for sustained operations across the full spectrum of general missions and tasks: patrol and interdiction, support of special force operations, SAR and humanitarian operations.

The MEKO A-200 Frigate features the revolutionary CODAG-WARP (Water jet and Refined Propellers) propulsion system: two CPP propeller shafts driven by cross-connectable diesel engines plus a center-line gas turbine-driven water jet, combining the power of each drive in the water without the need of a combining gearbox.

The MEKO A-200 Frigate has greatly reduced radar, IR, acoustic and magnetic signatures to hide and stay hidden: The X-Form shell design; extensive bulwark screening of exposed equipment; flush-closing shell doors, and RCSnet screening of all shell openings, give the vessel very low radar cross-section.