The Algerian Navy has commissioned into service the first of its two MEKO A200 combat frigates, which were ordered from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) in 2012.

The vessel, which has since been named Erradii (910), was commissioned on April 19. The second unit is due for delivery in 2017.

The ship features the Saab Sea Giraffe AMB surveillance radar, Saab CEROS 200 fire control directors and Thales Kingklip sonar, one OTO Melara 127/64 LW 127mm gun system, two 30 mm cannons, Rheinmetall Defence MASS soft-kill decoy launchers, Denel Dynamics Umkhonto-IR surface-to-air missiles, EuroTorp MU90 torpedoes and Saab/Diehl Defence RBS 15 Mk3 anti-ship missiles.

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