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Egypt receives second high-tech submarine from Germany

Staff Writer | August 9, 2017
Egypt received a second of four Type-209/1400 submarines from Germany at a ceremony in the German city of Kiel, Egypt's military spokesman said.
Type-209/1400 submarine
Defense   ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems
Commander of the Egyptian Navy Ahmed Khalid raised the national flag aboard the submarine constructed by German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, the spokesman said in a press statement.

The up-to-date marine, which will arrive in Egypt within days, is an addition to Egypt's military capabilities, the spokesman added.

The submarine has a range of 11,000 nautical miles and a top speed of 21.5 knots. It is equipped to launch missiles and torpedoes.

The first Type-209/1400 submarine joined the Egyptian naval forces in April.

In recent years, the most populous Arab country signed influential multibillion-dollar arms deals with a number of European countries to boost its military capabilities amid regional turmoil and conflicts, especially in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen.