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First Egyptian Navy Type 209/1400 Class Submarine built by TKMS Arrived in Egypt.


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Naval Forces News - Egypt
 
 
 
First Egyptian Navy Type 209/1400 Class Submarine built by TKMS Arrived in Egypt
 
The first Type 209/1400 class submarine built Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) in Kiel, Germany, for the Egyptian Navy reaching its naval base in Egypt today. "S41" (861) is the first of four 1,400 tons diesel-electric submarines recently ordered by Egypt.
     
First Egyptian Navy Type 209/1400 Class Submarine built by TKMS Arrived in EgyptEgyptian Navy's first Type 209/1400 SSK sailing in formation with the FREMM Frigate and one of the Ambassador-class Fast Missile Craft. Picture: Egyptian Military (via twitter)
     
According to TKMS, the HDW Class 209/1400mod submarine is the most recent version of the HDW Class 209 "family" in a line of 63 boats contracted with 14 customer navies. Like all its predecessors, HDW Class 209/1400mod is a compact and reliable submarine featuring most recent technology, high combat strength, extraordinary battery payload and low signatures. Its comprehensive mission profiles include not only maritime defence and conflict prevention, but also surveillance and intelligence gathering tasks. It is also ideally suited for Special Forces operation missions.

Technical Data
LOA ~ 62 m
Pressure hull ø ~ 6.2 m
Surface displ. ~ 1,450 t
Height incl. sail ~ 12.5 m
Weapon tubes 8
Crew 30
     
First Egyptian Navy Type 209/1400 Class Submarine built by TKMS Arrived in EgyptEgyptian Navy's first Type 209/1400 SSK arriving in Egypt for the first time. Picture: Egyptian Military (via twitter)
     
The first submarine was named and launched in December 2015 while the handover ceremony took place in December 2016 (as well as the naming of the second submarine).

Egypt continues to strengthen its navy at an impressive pace: This new submarine class follows the recent delivery of two Ambassador MK III FMC from the United States, the procurement of a FREMM Frigate from France (plus four Gowind class corvettes on order), as well as the procurement of the Tarantul class missile corvette P-32 (Project 12421 Molniya) from Russia.
 

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