August 8 at the shipyard concern ThyssenKrupp in Kiel will be held the ceremony of raising the national flag on the second submarine built for the naval forces of Egypt.
The agreement on the purchase of four submarines of project 209/1400 was concluded in 2011. The construction of the ship was started in March 2012, and in December 2015 it was launched.
The reserve boats – 11.000 nautical miles submerged condition it is capable of speeds of up to 21 node. Displacement is 1,400 tons, and body length is 63 meters. It is capable to carry torpedoes and missiles.
«This is a new stage in the history of our Navy, a new level of possibilities. We are on a par with the navies of the Maritime powers,» said the commander of the Navy of Egypt Admiral Ahmad Khalid said.
In recent years, the naval forces of Egypt were in the process of modernization. Proof of Maritime ambition was the acquisition of two amphibious assault ships «Mistral», which Russia refused.
Submarines of the class 209/1400 are in service with Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa. During the last decade produced 61 submarine model 209. They were sold to 13 States.
An improved variant of the model are and the Israeli-class submarine «Dolphin». They also are manufactured at the Kiel shipyard of ThyssenKrupp.