Egypt receives second high-tech submarine from GermanyStaff 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.
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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. ■