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Insight: Gowind 2500 corvette enjoys strong export business despite Romanian rejection

5th September 2023 - 16:30 GMT | by Giovanni Rasio in London


Three Gowind 2500s have been built at the Naval Group's Lorient facility - both UAE corvettes and the first ship for Egypt. (Photo: Naval Group)

France's Naval Group's Gowind 2500 corvette, designed for multiple naval missions, has gained popularity worldwide. Shephard Defence Insight provides detailed analysis of its export contracts, armament and technical specifications.


The Gowind 2500 corvette, designed and built by France's Naval Group, combines stealth features, resilience and high availability with AAW, ASW and ASuW capabilities. The Gowind 2500 is a multi-mission corvette designed for surveillance, surface and subsurface combat, protection and escort missions. This variation of the Gowind family has been ordered by both Egypt and the UAE. The first ship was delivered in September 2017.

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Who has ordered the Gowind 2500?

The Gowind 2500 design has proved a popular export, and variants have been ordered by four countries. Naval Group confirmed the sale of ten Gowind 2500

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Giovanni Rasio


Giovanni Rasio

Giovanni Rasio is a Senior Naval Analyst at Shephard’s Defence Insight business intelligence service. Before …

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