Algeria’s ministry of defence has ordered two Meko A200 frigates from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) as part of the navy’s modernisation drive.
The contract, No. 674/889, was signed on March 26, according to Algerian media, after a year of negotiations. In 2008 Forecast International reported that Algeria was seeking to acquire four new frigates.
TKMS will supply two Meko 200 frigates and six AgustaWestland Super Lynx helicopters under the €2.5 billion contract.