The Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 19 April that the first of its Type 209/1400 diesel-electric attack submarines had arrived from Germany. In the process it revealed that a new covered submarine shelter has been constructed at the main naval base in Alexandria.
Named S 41 (861), the submarine was built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) at its Kiel yard in Germany.
TKMS revealed that Egypt had ordered four Type 209/1400s when the first was launched in December 2015. The submarine was formally handed over to Egypt on 12 December 2016 and spotted transiting the Kiel Canal on 28 March.
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