Type 209/1400

Operator: Egypt
Status: On Order
Number: 4
Cost: First two for 920 Euro
Acquired: Approved in November 2011 and first expected to be delivered in 2016.
General Specs
Country of origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche
Introduced: 1994
Displacement: Submerged: 1,586 tons
Surfaced: 1,450 tons
Propulsion: Diesel-Electric
HDW Fuel Cell Plug-In Section for Air-Independent Propulsion (Potentially)
Power: 6100 SHP
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)
Hull Material:
Fuel Capacity:
Range: 12658.5 miles (11000 nm)
Crew: 30
Armament: 8 x 21 inch torpedo tubes
Missiles UGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles
Torpedos 14 x Tigerfish torpedoes
STN Atlas DM2A4
Mines Possibly
Sonar/Sensors: CSU-81/1 Sonar suite
TAS-3 towed array
Misc Systems:
Note: Similar to Turkish Preveze and Gur classes, assuming Egypt purchases the latest 1400 variant.



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