Egypt boosts Navy

New fleet in response to threats.

Egypt expands navy with formation of Southern Fleet Command

Egypt’s navy has responded to growing threats in the Middle East with the formation of Southern Fleet Command, which is composed of a destroyer, Mistral-class helicopter carrier, missile craft, coastal patrol and special forces units.

Egypt currently has the sixth strongest navy in the world, according to a recent ranking by Global ‎Firepower. The Iranian navy ranks fourth while those of Israel and Turkey rank ‎‎36th and 14th.

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