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The German Submarine (S-44) Arrives to the Alexandria Base to Join the Naval Forces

Armed Forces News02/08/2021

The submarine (S-44) of a German-made model (209/1400) arrived at the Alexandria Naval Base from the port of Kiel in the State of Germany after it sailed with its Egyptian crew. The joining of the submarine promotes the economic situation in the Mediterranean and the Red seas and secures the Suez Canal as well as maintaining maritime security in a way that enhances the achievement of security, stability and peace in the region, according to the specified timetable, as Egypt received the four submarines of the same type during the period from 2017 to 2021, which reflects the depth of cooperation relations which links the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the government of the Federal State of Germany.
The acquisition of the submarine (S-44) and its similar ones represents an unprecedented leap for the Egyptian Navy, which contributes to raising its global classification.
For his part, Lieutenant-General Ahmed Khaled, Commander of the Navy, stressed in his speech during the celebration of the arrival of the submarine (S-44) to the Alexandria base that the Egyptian Navy continues its quest to possess the latest naval armament systems to always remain committed to protecting the coasts of Egypt and its economic interests, extending thanks to the political leadership And the General Command of the Armed Forces for the efforts made to modernize the armament of the Egyptian Armed Forces and its naval shipyard.

A number of commanders of the Armed Forces, a number of veteran commanders of the Navy, the German ambassador in Cairo, the German military attaché in Cairo, a number of cadets of the Naval College and the College of Air Defense, a number of Alexandria University students, and a large number of citizens of Alexandria governorate attended the reception ceremony.

The coasts of Alexandria witnessed a naval parade by the Navy that included more than fifty different naval units, including submarines, carriers, frigates, and multi-tons and multi-tasking launchers, which were watched by large numbers of citizens, in celebration of the arrival of the submarine (S-44).​