Egypt receives second German-built attack submarine

Egypt receives second German-built attack submarine
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  • calendar-gray 19 April 2017

Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria on Wednesday received the second of four submarines purchased from Germany, according to state media,A PA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

 

The 209/1400-class submarine docked at Egyptian Naval Headquarters in Alexandria’s Ras al-Tin area, state media reported.

 

Almost 74 meters long, the diesel-electric attack submarine can sail uninterrupted for 11,000 miles (roughly 1,775 kilometers) at a maximum speed of 21 knots.

 

It also has the ability 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 last December.

Ceyhun Aliyev

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