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Last new Egyptian Type 209 submarine to be delivered in 2021


The Egyptian Navy will receive its fourth and final Type 209 submarine from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) in 2021.
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Last new Egyptian Type 209 submarine to be delivered in 2021 925 001 Egyptian Navy flag being raised on the Navy’s third HDW Type 209/1400mod conventional attack submarine, S43 (867), during the handing over ceremony conducted at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems’ (TKMS) facility in Kiel, Germany on April 9, 2020. (Picture source: TKMS)


The Egyptian Navy’s third Type 209/1400mod submarine (S43) arrived in Egypt on 5 May after sailing from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems’ yard in Germany. It was officially handed over to the Egyptian Navy on 9 April in Kiel.

The contract for the delivery of the first two Type 209/1400mod class submarines to Egypt was signed in 2011. In 2015, Egypt decided to take the option for two additional units of the most recent version of the Type 209 family.


Last new Egyptian Type 209 submarine to be delivered in 2021 925 002 Egyptian Navy’s first HDW Type 209/1400mod conventional attack submarine (SSK), S41 (861). (Picture source: Egyptian Ministry of Defense Photo)


About Type 209 submarine:

The average Type 209 has a crew of 30 and displaces 1 594 tons submerged. The type is 62 metres long with a 6.2-metre pressure hull diameter. It can dive to a maximum depth of 250 metres and is armed with eight torpedo tubes with 14 torpedoes.

Egypt’s new Type 209 submarines have a range of 11 000 nautical miles, a top speed of 21 knots and displacement of over 1 400 tonnes.

The Type 209/1400 mod series submarines are claimed to be are extremely reliable, can stay submerged for a long time, are fast, and are hard to locate thanks to their low signatures. It is the latest version of the HDW Type 209 “family” with over 60 boats built or under contract.

The Egyptian Type 209/1400 submarines have eight 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes and are able to carry and launch up to 14 missiles and torpedoes, in addition to deploying naval mines. They will be fitted with SeaHake mod 4 torpedoes and UGM-84L Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles (AShM).