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Every picture tells a story as Egyptian Navy frigate obtains Italian EW upgrade

12th September 2022 - 14:46 GMT | by Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo in Milan


Image showing the EW and SATCOM modifications (circled) to the Egyptian Navy FREMM frigate Al-Galala. (Photo: USN)

Photos released by the USN in late August reveal that new electronic countermeasures and SATCOM equipment has been installed aboard the Egyptian frigate Al-Galala.

Recent photographic evidence shows that at least one of the two Italian-built FREMM frigates for Egypt has been equipped with new electronic countermeasures (ECM) and SATCOM systems.

Shephard reported in January 2022 that several ECM technologies were removed from the Egyptian FREMM vessels for reasons of Italian national security — but images released by US Naval Forces Central Command on 30 August revealed that the Egyptian Navy frigate Al-Galala is now fitted with a new ECM system and SATCOM antenna.

When the original €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) contract was signed in August 2020 for the two FREMM frigates, local media

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Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo


Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo

Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo is a freelance security and defense reporter based in Milan, Italy. She covers …

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