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    The Egyptian Navy on Tuesday received the second Type 209 diesel-electric submarines, built upon Cairo's request by Germany under a contract on the delivery of four submarines, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — Berlin and Cairo signed an agreement on deliveries of four Type 209 submarines in 2011. The first such submarine was received by the African nation in December 2016 and was put into service in April 2017.

    Vice Adm. Ahmed Khaled, the commander of the Egyptian Navy, participated in the flag-raising ceremony that took place in Germany's port city of Kiel, which is one of the major maritime centers of the European country.

    The submarine is now expected to reach Egypt under the guidance of the Egyptian crew trained in Germany.

    Germany exports the Type 209 submarine to a number of Latin American nations, such as Argentina, Brazil and Chile, and Asian countries, including India, Indonesia and South Korea among other nations. Turkey is the largest operator of the Type 209 submarines, as it has received a total of 14 submarines from Germany since 1976, however, two of them have already been decommissioned.


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