Germany delivers second submarine to Egypt

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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imgThe Egyptian navy received on Wednesday the second Type-209/1400 submarine, according to local media reports. The ship is supplied by German shipbuilding company Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft to Egypt.

The submarine arrived at Ras El-Tin in Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast. It can sail up to 11,000 nautical miles when surfaced and has a maximum speed of 21 knots.

It also has the ability to launch missiles and torpedoes and is reportedly equipped with the latest navigation and communication systems that can protect coasts, as well as the country’s waters.

The deal included supplying four submarines constructed by the company from the German city of Kiel, as assistance for Egypt’s navy. The first submarine arrived to Egypt in December.

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