Swiftships to build four 28-metre kits for Egypt

American shipbuilder Swiftships has been selected to build four 28-metre coastal patrol craft (CPC) kits for the Egyptian Navy.

Swiftships will produce the kits to allow the Egyptian Navy to assemble the CPCs in Alexandria, Egypt.

The vessels will include 4.7-metre RIBs, forward looking infrared system, diagnostic equipment, and contractor engineering technical services.

Swiftships will execute this work under the US Navy’s Gulf Coast Supervisory Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) Group at its military yard in Louisiana, US.

The work is expected to be completed by December 2017.