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Gowind 2500 Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2017 Total Production: 4 Production Cost: EUR€1.0 billion (USD$1.1 billion) Unitary Cost: EUR€250 million (USD$263 million) Origin:France Corporations: DCNS
Parent System:Gowind Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 24 November 2011 Total Production: 5 Production Cost: EUR€1.1 billion (USD$1.2 billion) Family Members:Gowind 200 and Gowind OPV
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Description: The DCNS Gowind 2500 class corvette is a stealth, multi-mission surface combat ship designed for surveillance, protection, escort, anti-surface (ASuW) and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions. Besides, the vessel is also suitable for maritime security against trafficking and piracy. The Gowind 2500 features an helicopter deck allowing for operation of a heavy helicopter and/or unmanned air vehicles at high seas. In October 2014, France signed with Egypt a 1 billion Euro contract for four 2,400-ton Gowind class corvettes equipped with the Setis combat management system. These vessels will be fitted with the MM40 Exocet anti-ship missiles and VL Mica surface-to-air missiles supplied by MBDA. DCNS may supply the MU90 Impact or BlackShark torpedoes for the four vessels. A further order for two additional corvettes may follow in late 2014 or early 2015.