Russian missile corvette replaces Egyptian ship sunk by ISIS

DEBKAfile Exclusive: The Egyptian Navy took delivery Sunday of a Russian "Lightning" missile Corvette R-32 (NATO coded: Moskit P-27) to replace the ship sunk by an Islamic State Kornet anti-tank missile on July 16 off the Sinai coast of Rafah. The new vessel is already in service with the Egyptian Navy. It is armed with high-speed SS-N-22 rockets capable of Mach 2.2 at low altitude and Mach 3 at high altitude. The ISIS attack on the Egyptian ship raised concerns about the security of sea traffic on the Mediterranean and in the Suez Canal.  

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