Egypt Takes Delivery of Second Mistral Warship

NANTES, France, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Egypt took delivery of a second French Mistral helicopter carrier on Friday, part of a $1 billion deal signed last year. Egypt took over the ship at a ceremony in the Atlantic coast port of Saint-Nazaire. It was the second of two France agreed last year to sell to Egypt. The two ships were originally built for sale to Russia, but that … [Read more...]

First of Two Mistral Warships Delivered to Egypt

CAIRO, June 2 (Reuters) - Egypt on Thursday received the first of two French Mistral helicopter carriers and said the second would arrive in September as part of 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 … [Read more...]

Egypt to Pay $1 Billion for France’s Mistral Warships

  By Jean-Baptiste Vey and John Irish PARIS, Sept 23 (Reuters) - France has agreed to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Egypt for 950 million euros ($1.06 billion) after their sale to Russia was canceled in August, French officials said on Wednesday. Cairo has sought to boost its military power in the face of a two-year insurgency based across the Suez Canal … [Read more...]

France May Have Found a Buyer for Its Two Mistral Warships

  PARIS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - France is confident it will wrap up the sale of two Mistral warships to a new buyer in the next few weeks after it cancelled their delivery to Russia, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told the newspaper Le Monde. "Several countries have lined up to buy the two boats," Le Drian said in an interview published on Friday. "I am rather … [Read more...]