Egypt takes delivery of first Type 209 submarine

Egypt's first Type 209/1400 submarine has formally handed over by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) at its Kiel yard and the second has been launched, the Egyptian military announced on 12 December.

The handover of the first boat, S 41, comes almost exactly a year after TKMS announced its launch and revealed that Egypt had ordered a total of four submarines.

The Egyptian military confirmed the boats will be armed with missiles as well as torpedoes. It has been previously reported that they will have UGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles.