Egypt Receives Second of Four German-built Attack Submarine

Egypt continues to increase its naval capability with latest acquisition of German built attack submarines.

On Wednesday, Egypt received the second of four attack submarines purchased from German.

The 209/1400 class submarine docked at Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, the Naval Headquarters (Ras al Tin area).

The vessel is about 74 meters long. The diesel-electric attack submarine can sail uninterrupted for 11,000 miles (roughly 17,702 kilometers) at a maximum speed of 21 knots.  It also has the capability to fire missiles and torpedoes.

Egypt announced the purchase of two 209/1400-class submarines from Germany in 2011, ordering two more in 2014. 

The Egyptian Navy officially received the first submarine in December 2016.

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