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French Naval Group participates in EDEX 2021 in Cairo.

| 2021

From 29 November to 2 December, Naval Group attends the second edition of the Egypt Defense Exhibition (EDEX). This year, Naval Group will be showcasing its leading technologies designed to meet the needs of modern navies and its proven expertise for transfers of technology.

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F21 heavyweight torpedo at EDEX 2021, Egypt (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Naval Group has a long-term partnership with the Egyptian authorities and industry. This strategic alliance is central in the maintenance and modernization of the Egyptian fleet and participates in the reinforcement of the Egyptian industry.

The Egyptian Navy operates the FREMM frigate Tahya Misr delivered in 2015, the two Landing Helicopter Docks Nasser and Sadat delivered in 2016, and the El Fateh, the first of class of the Gowind corvette series for Egypt, built-in Lorient and delivered to Egypt in September 2017.

Several milestones have been celebrated in the past months for the Gowind® program thanks to the expertise and skills acquired by Alexandria Shipyard through a high level of fruitful cooperation with Naval Group. The Port Said corvette, first Gowind® to be built in Egypt thanks to a successful transfer of technology from Naval Group to Alexandria Shipyard, was delivered in January 2021. El Moez and Luxor, the last two corvettes built in Egypt are set to be delivered in 2022.

At the end of the construction process of the Gowind® corvettes, the Egyptian Navy’s fleet will include a total of seven of the Naval Group’s most performant vessels.

The EDEX exhibition is an opportunity for Naval Group to show its rich experience in international naval shipbuilding through advanced industrial cooperation programs. Naval Group will also showcase its leading technologies created for modern navies among which:

• F21 heavyweight torpedo

Benefiting of the highly advanced mission system and very long endurance, F21 is the first heavyweight torpedo able to perform complex missions autonomously. It has far superior characteristics to any other heavyweight torpedo currently in service and is offered for export, strengthening Naval Group's submarine offering.

The F21 torpedo is equipped with a very high level of computing power, which gives it exceptional real-time processing capabilities, an advanced mission system and increased autonomy. These technical characteristics considerably broaden the possibilities of tactical use with an unparalleled capacity for target discrimination, even in very difficult environments.

The F21 will be powered by an electric motor driven by an aluminium silver-oxide (AgO-Al) battery. It will have a warhead of PBX B2211, range of 50 km (31 mi) and speed of 50 knots (93 km/h).

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