|Status:||In Service / On Order|
|Number:||1 / 3|
|Names:||S 41 (861) — commissioned December 2016|
|S 42 (862) — commissioned April 2017|
|S 43 (863) — under construction|
|S 41 (864) — under construction|
|Cost:||First two for 920 Euro|
|Acquired:||Approved in November 2011 and first delivered in December 2016.|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Displacement:||Submerged: 1,586 tons|
|Surfaced: 1,450 tons|
|HDW Fuel Cell Plug-In Section for Air-Independent Propulsion (Potentially)|
|Max Speed:||21.5 knots|
|Length:||62 m (203.4 ft)|
|Beam:||6.25 m (20.5 ft)|
|Height:||12.5 m (41 ft)|
|Draft:||5.5 m (18 ft)|
|Dive Depth||320 m (984.3 ft)|
|Range:||12658.5 miles (11000 nm)|
|Armament:||8 x 21 inch torpedo tubes|
|Missiles||UGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles|
|Torpedos||14 x Tigerfish torpedoes|
|STN Atlas DM2A4|
|Sonar/Sensors:||CSU-81/1 Sonar suite|
|TAS-3 towed array|
|Note:||Similar to Turkish Preveze and Gur classes, assuming Egypt purchases the latest 1400 variant.|
- “HDW Class 209/1400 Mod.” ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2013.
- “Type 209 / 1400.” World Warships. Matterson Marine Pty Ltd, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2013.
- “Egypt Buying Type 209 Submarines.” DefenseWeb. N.p., 4 Sept. 2012. Web. 13 Dec. 2013.
- Binnie, Jeremy. “Israeli Navy Officer Confirms Egyptian Sub Order.” IHS Jane’s 360. N.p., 21 Mar. 2013. Web. 13 Dec. 2013.
- Ahren, Raphael. “After Israeli Lobbying, Germany Pledges to Reassess Sub Deal with Egypt, Report Claims.” The Times of Israel. N.p., 11 Sept. 2012. Web. 13 Dec. 2013.
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