Second Mistral for Egypt

Russians look on, irritated…

Second French-made helicopter carrier arrives in Egypt’s Alexandria

The second of two Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Doc (LHD) warships bought from France arrived on Thursday in the coast of Alexandria, Egypt’s seaside province, official news agency MENA reported.

The helicopter carrier, the second of its kind in the Egyptian naval forces, is named after Egypt’s late leader Anwar al-Sadat. Its arrival coincides with the country’s celebrations of Egypt’s Oct. 6, 1973, victory over Israel, under the leadership of president al-Sadat.

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