Algerian Defense Ministry Confirms Purchase of Two FrigatesPosted on Apr 5th, 2012The Algerian Defence Ministry has sent a letter to the German manufacturer ThyssenKrupp Marine SystemsKrupp (TKMS), in relation to the Contract No. 674/889, signed on March 26, 2012, confirming the purchase of two Meko A200 frigates. This purchase represents a part of modernization of Algerian naval forces’ potential.The contract is worth €2, 175, 520, 699 which is very high compared to SA Valor-class Meko. It underlies supply of two MEKO A200N frigates and six AgustaWestland Super Lynx helicopters, including the weapon systems which will be supplied by Saab Bofors Dynamics via Diehl BGT , namely RBS15 MkIII anti-ship missiles, Umkhonto-IR surface-to-air missiles for the Meko and Mokopa air-to-ground missiles for the helios in addition to 82 MU-90.Both parties Algerian and German managed to sign the contract after one year long negotiation process. The contract will allow Algeria to acquire two new frigates which are equipped with helicopters. They will be received later this year.It should be noted that the same German manufacturer has sold the same kind of frigates, with a capacity of 3500 tons to South Africa. These frigates feature exterior stealth designs and use a combination of water jet propulsion systems with conventional diesel engines.This contract forms part of a policy directed to diversifying sources of armament, which has been endorsed by the Algerian navy. The Algerian Navy prompted by smuggling, illegal migration and indigenous terrorism has been undertaking measures so as to be capable of combating these forms of crimes and provide safety to1000 km of its coastline.As a result, Algeria is procuring naval equipment from several Western countries, particularly following the accession of Algeria to the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council. This step means that Algeria has become a partner of the Atlantic Alliance, after being a years-long partner of the former Soviet Union.
Chinese Shipyard CSSC launched the first Algerian Navy C28A Corvette Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a wholly owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC, the largest shipbuilding group in China) launched the first C82A Corvette on order for the Algerian Navy on August 16 2014. Algeria signed a contract with China Shipbuilding Trading Co (CSTC) for construction of three C82A corvettes in March 2012. [miniatura]http://www.navyrecognition.com/images/stories/news/2014/august/CSTC_Algerian_Navy_C28A_Corvette_3.jpg[/miniatura]Future Algerian Navy C28A Corvette launched at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard near Shanghai in August 2014. Note the Thales Smart-S Mk2 radar already in place. Picture: Chinese Internet CSTC representatives at DSA 2014 explained to Navy Recognition that the ship would be about 120 meters in length, a breadth of 14.4 meters and a draft of 3.87 meters for a displacement of about 2880 tons.The three corvettes currently being built at a shipyard located near Shanghai will receive a mix of Chinese and Western systems. The hull mounted sonar will be of Chinese origin, but Algeria has selected Thales Smart-S Mk2 3D air and surface surveillance radar and Kelvin Hughes for the navigation radar.According to the CSTC representatives, the weapons fit will be of Chinese origin exclusively and will consist in:- A single barreled 76mm main gun- 8x C802 anti-ship missiles- 1x FM90N launcher with 8x surface to air missiles- 2x Type 730 CIWS located on top of the helicopter hangarThe corvette has some stealth attributes, such as the exhaust gases funnels located right on the water line on the sides of the hull in order to reduce its IR signature.Delivery of the first C82A Corvette to the Algerian Navy is expected for May 2015. http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ew&id=1941
Navantia ha entregado a la Marina Argelina el buque anfibio BDSL 472 Kalaat Beni Hammad tras las obras de reparación, modernización y extensión de vida acometidas por Navantia Reparaciones en la Ría de Ferrol. (...) Los trabajos comenzaron en junio de 2014. (...) Esta entrega completa el programa de modernización de dos unidades de la Marina Argelina. La primera unidad, el BDSL 473 Kalaat Beni Rached llegó a El Ferrol en noviembre de 2012 y fue entregada en junio de 2014 *. (...)