Egyptian navy receives its second Type 209 German submarine

In a ceremony at the port of Alexandria on Wednesday, Egypt's navy officially took delivery of the second out of the four submarines it will receive under an arms deal with Germany. The Type 209/1400 diesel-electric sub is 73 meters long and has a top speed of 21 knots, or about 40 km an hour. It is armed with missiles and torpedoes. The four Type 209 submarines are being provided by German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.

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