Egyptian Navy Type 209/1400mod diesel-electric submarine
Egyptian Navy Type 209/1400mod diesel-electric submarine

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Hands Over Third Submarine to Egyptian Navy

On April 9, 2020, “S43” as the third of four HDW Class 209/1400mod submarines was officially handed over by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems to the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Following the very strict corona prevention measures at the shipyard, the handover took place in Kiel without a ceremony, amongst only the inner circle of project managers.

The submarines of the HDW Class 209/1400 mod series are extremely reliable, can stay submerged for a long time, are fast, and are hard to locate thanks to their low signatures. The HDW Class 209/1400mod is the latest version of the HDW Type 209 “family” with over 60 boats built or under contract. The launch and naming of “S43” took place in May 2019.

The third of four 209/1400mod class submarines for the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt was named and launched on May 3, 2019 at the shipyard of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel.
Christening Ceremony S43 HDW Class 209/1400mod submarine for the Navy of the Arab Rebublic of Egypt 3 Mai 2109 thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Kiel

The contract for the delivery of the first two 209/1400mod class submarines to the Arab Republic of Egypt was signed in 2011. In 2015, Egypt decided to take the option for two additional units of the most recent version of the class 209 “family”. The first submarine, named “S41”, was handed over in December 2016 and the second submarine, named “S42”, in August 2017. The program is planned to end with the handover of the fourth ship in 2021.

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TkMS) is one of the world’s leading naval companies with around 6,000 employees and is active as a systems supplier in naval surface / submarine construction and in maritime electronics / safety technology. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems offers its customers worldwide tailored solutions for highly complex challenges in a changing world. Key to this are the company’s employees, who shape the future of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems with passion and commitment every day.

An Egyptian Navy officer symbolically raises the national flag on the fin of the third Type 209/1400mod diesel-electric submarine handed over in Kiel by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. (TKMS photo)
An Egyptian Navy officer symbolically raises the national flag on the fin of the third Type 209/1400mod diesel-electric submarine handed over in Kiel by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. (TKMS photo)

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