Egypt Enhances Naval Fleet With New German-Made Frigate ‘Al-Qadeer’
Egypt’s naval capabilities received a significant boost with the acquisition of the new German-made MEKO-A200 frigate, Al-Qadeer, which arrived Sunday at a base in Alexandria, the Egyptian military announced. This advanced warship, built by Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), completed its delivery procedures in Bremerhaven, Germany, in mid-December before its journey to Egypt.
Al-Qadeer is the third of four MEKO-A200 frigates contracted between Egypt and TKMS in 2018. The Egyptian Navy previously welcomed the first frigate, Al-Aziz, in October 2022, and the second, Al-Qahhar, in May 2023. The introduction of Al-Qadeer is set to enhance the technological and combat capabilities of the Egyptian naval forces, enabling them to better confront challenges and protect the nation’s coasts along the Red Sea and the Mediterranean, Egyptian military spokesperson Gharib Abdel-Hafez said.