Black Printers in Ethiopia
Somewhat similar to that seen in the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia’s Suez-based private naval fleet is headed by President Mohamed Mabihir, who is not a military governor.
This is the first time since 1991 that the Suez-Egyptian naval fleet has been involved in military service and the first time that such a joint navy was involved in a joint military expedition in the Gulf. https://jiji-ethiopia.com/385-printers/black
It was part of a military coup in 1998 that resulted in the deaths of 12 government ministers and one governor. (Source: AFP)
The ship – which has a maximum speed of 25 knots and an estimated speed of about 500 metres per second – is based in Ondemont and is manned by several navy officers. During military operation five of them were killed – one in Egypt, the remaining in the Gulf and one in Qatar.
The Suez-Egyptian naval fleet has more advanced radar technology than the Egyptian Navy which, together with its Egyptian contingent, provides it with superior protection in high seas and sea of all kinds. This gives it superior protection against submarines and ballistic missile launches. There are also four other vessels operating in waters and land, including one that carries the nuclear submarine.
Suez’s naval fleet has the highest gross weight per vessel (5.67 tons), the most active (4.4) and the best performing in the world in terms of cargo (8.5 tonnes) per