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Egyptian Navy (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 107 Fleet Units


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Modernized with the help of the Soviet Union in the 1960s, the Egyptian Navy now steers more towards the Western approach to naval warfare. In its current incarnation, the service is charged with protection of its long-running coastlines in the Mediterranian Sea and Red Sea and represents the largest such force in Africa and the Middle East. Operating a pair of French Mistral-class helicopter carriers/amphibious lanfding ships also makes it the only African/Middle East power to have aircraft carriers in the force. However, a bulk of the surface fleet is dedicated to the OPV force followed by mine warfare / counter-warfare. Beyond this is a healthy stock of frigates, amphibious assault, and corvette warships to bolster fighting strength. The submarine force accounts for 7.5% of all strength. The overall fighting force is considered of average balance - the Fleet Core making up the largest component of the branch. The WDMMW TvR rating places the service just under the Indian Navy (which operates more total frontline vessels) and ahead of the French Navy (which operates fewer frontline units).

The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Egyptian Navy (2024). The service currently counts 107 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.

Updated: 11/05/2022 | © www.WDMMW.org




Total Hulls: 107

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TvR
72.4
TrueValue Rating takes incorporates strengths/weaknesses matched against the highest-rated service ( USN (323.9).
Global Rank
13 /39
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMW. 39 total naval services from 39 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Carriers: 2 units
Submarines: 8 units
Fleet Core: 85 units
Amphib Asslt: 12 units
Force Balance

AVERAGE

Fleet covers basic operating requirements by addressing primary categories.

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Hull Prefix
"ENS"
Established
1800
(224 yrs ago)
as the "Egyptian Navy"
Median Hull Age
28.5
Years
Hull Age Visualization

Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15yrs

16 to 25yrs

26 to 30yrs

>30yrs




Helicopter Carriers (2)


Hulls focused on launching, retrieval, and maintenance of mulitiple rotary-wing platforms.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
8yrs
G. Abdel Nasser
L1010
Mistral-class
8yrs
El Sadat
L1020
Mistral-class

Total Units: 2 (2%)




Submarines (8)


Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
39yrs
Romeo 1
S-849
Romeo-class
39yrs
Romeo 2
S-852
Romeo-class
39yrs
Romeo 3
S-855
Romeo-class
39yrs
Romeo 4
S-858
Romeo-class
7yrs
Type 209/1400
S-41
Type 209-class
7yrs
Type 209/1400
S-42
Type 209-class
7yrs
Type 209/1400
S-43
Type 209-class
7yrs
Type 209/1400
S-44
Type 209-class

Total Units: 8 (7%)


NOTES: Romeo-class boats are technically Soviet in origin but these examples passed on to Egypt from China.




Frigates (12)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
4yrs
Al-Galala
FFG-1002
FREMM-class
3yrs
Bernees
FFG-1003
FREMM-class
8yrs
Tahya Misr
FFG-1001
FREMM-class
3yrs
MEKO A-200
- - -
MEKO A-200-class
3yrs
MEKO A-200
- - -
MEKO A-200-class
3yrs
MEKO A-200
- - -
MEKO A-200-class
26yrs
Sharm El-Sheikh
F-901
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
26yrs
Toshka
F-906
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
27yrs
Alexandria
F-911
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
27yrs
Taba
F-916
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
26yrs
Domyat
F-961
Knox-class
26yrs
Rashid
F-966
Knox-class

Total Units: 12 (11%)




Corvettes (7)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than frigates but larger than OPVs, capable of operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
7yrs
El Fateh
971
Gowind-class
3yrs
Port Said
976
Gowind-class
2yrs
El Moez
976
Gowind-class
2yrs
Luxor
986
Gowind-class
7yrs
Shabab Misr
1000
Pohang-class
40yrs
El Suez
F946
Descubierta-class
40yrs
Abou Qir
F941
Descubierta-class

Total Units: 7 (7%)




Mine Warfare (18)


Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
69yrs
Gharbia
501
T43-class
68yrs
Daqahlia
507
T43-class
68yrs
Baharia
510
T43-class
67yrs
Sinai
513
T43-class
67yrs
Assuit
516
T43-class
55yrs
Giza
530
Yurka-class
55yrs
Aswan
533
Yurka-class
55yrs
Qena
536
Yurka-class
55yrs
Sohag
539
Yurka-class
39yrs
Dhat Al Sawari
- - -
Dhat Al Sawar-class
38yrs
Navarine
- - -
Dhat Al Sawar-class
35yrs
Al Burullus
- - -
Dhat Al Sawar-class
16yrs
Al Farouk
534
Osprey-class
16yrs
Al Seddiq
521
Osprey-class
14yrs
Tuima
4 Boats
Tumia-class

Total Units: 18 (17%)




Offshore Patrol Vessels (48)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
11yrs
S. Ezzat
682
Ambassador-class
11yrs
F. Zekry
682
Ambassador-class
9yrs
M. Fahmy
686
Ambassador-class
9yrs
A. Gad
688
Ambassador-class
9yrs
Ahmed Fadel
C-801
Molniya-class
45yrs
October
6 Boats
October-class
39yrs
Type 024
6 Boats
Type 024-class
58yrs
Osa
8 Boats
Osa-class
43yrs
Ramadan
6 Boats
Ramadan-class
21yrs
Tiger
5 Boats
Tiger-class
39yrs
Shanghai II
4 Boats
Shanghai II-class
49yrs
Al Nour
8 Boats
Hainan-class

Total Units: 48 (45%)




Amphibious Assault (12)


Hulls designed specifically for the support of amphibious-minded, offshore / close-to-shore operations.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
54yrs
Polnocny-A
301
Polnocny-A-class
54yrs
Polnocny-A
303
Polnocny-A-class
54yrs
Polnocny-A
305
Polnocny-A-class
57yrs
Vydra
9 Boats
Vydra-class

Total Units: 12 (11%)




On Order (1)


Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

MEKO A-200
Frigate

Total Units: 1


On Order Commitment: 1 Units


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