German media reported that the Federal Security Council approved the delivery of another submarine, the S43, to the Egyptian navy and that it was already seen in Kiel after it was taken to sea to ensure it is in top shape.
The sub was made by ThyssenKrupp, one of the largest steel production companies in the world.
On 03 May 2019, S43, the Egyptian Navy’s third Type 209/1400 submarine, was launched in Kiel, Germany, in a ceremony (photo) during which Vice Admiral Ahmed Khaled, Commander-in- Chief of the Egyptian Navy, officially named the boat S43.
The third of overall four boats that are being delivered by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will now be tested before delivery the navy.
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.
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”.
Egypt’s Type 209 submarine measures approximately 62 meters in length, displaces 1,450 tons and has a pressure hull diameter of 6.2 meters. They are crewed by a complement of 30.