Type 209/1400

Operator: Egypt
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.
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: Unknown
Fuel Capacity: Unknown
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
Other: N/A
Sonar/Sensors: CSU-81/1 Sonar suite
TAS-3 towed array
Countermeasures/Defenses: Unknown
Note: Similar to Turkish Preveze and Gur classes, assuming Egypt purchases the latest 1400 variant.


First Egyptian Type 209 Sub Arrives in Alexandria

The Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 19 April that the first of its Type 209/1400 diesel-electric attack submarines had arrived from Germany. In the process it revealed that a new covered submarine shelter has been constructed at the main naval base in Alexandria. Named S 41 (861), the submarine was built by ThyssenKrupp […]

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 […]

State Department Approves $143 Million Sale of Harpoon Submarine-Launched Anti-Ship Missiles to Egypt

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles and equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $143 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 11, 2016. The Government of […]

Egypt’s First Type 209 Sub Launched

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) announced on 10 December that the first of four Type 209/1400 submarines it is building for Egypt at its Kiel yard has been launched and named S 41. This is the first time the German company has acknowledged the Egyptian Type 209 submarine contract, the existence of which was confirmed by […]

China Trying to Undercut Germany on Submarine Offer to Egypt

China is trying to sell two submarines to Egypt that are cheaper than vessels on offer fromGermany, industry sources told Reuters, as Beijing looks to expand weapons exports beyond its traditional customer base in Asia. Beijing has sought to undercut Western submarine makers on price and by offering attractive export-credit terms for sales in Asia, […]