Egypt receives 3rd Type 209 submarine from Germany

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-09 20:21:55|Editor: xuxin
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CAIRO, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's naval forces received on Thursday a third Type 209/1400 submarine from Germany, the armed forces said in a statement.

The submarine, S43, is part of a deal for four submarines signed between the two countries in 2011 and 2014, said Tamer al-Refai, spokesman of the Egyptian armed forces.

"Egypt received the submarine after the technical and specialized crew completed simultaneous training in Egypt and Germany in record time," Refai added.

Manufactured by the German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, the submarine is equipped with advanced navigation and speed systems.

"It is a vital part of military strategies and works in various marine environments," said the statement.

Egypt received the first submarine, S41, in December 2016 and the second, S42, in August 2017.