The Egyptian defense minister has attended the inauguration ceremony of the country’s third Gowind-class corvette frigate in Alexandria – Press photo
CAIRO – 14 May 2020: The Egyptian defense minister has attended the inauguration ceremony of the country’s third Gowind-class corvette frigate in Alexandria, which was built locally in cooperation with France’s defense contractor “The Naval Group.”
Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki checked up on the new frigate, in preparation for putting it into service at the Egyptian Navy.
Zaki also checked up on the German S-43 submarine, which reached Alexandria earlier in May, as part of a contract with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems to purchase four class 209/1400mod submarines.
The first was delivered in December 2016. The second was handed over in August 2017, while the third was launched in May 2019. The contract will be concluded in 2021 with the delivery of the fourth vessel.
The submarine has a length of 62 meters and a diameter of 6.2 meters, and is operated by 30 crew members.
CAIRO - 7 May 2020: The German S-43 submarine joined the Egyptian Navy in Alexandria on May 6, and is considered one of the latest submarines. et presents the most prominent features of this submarine, which joined the Navy as part of Egyptian Army's plan to modernize the armament of the Egyptian Armed Forces and naval arsenal: 1- It is considered one of the most powerful types of attack submarines.
During the celebration of the arrival of the German submarine to the base of Alexandria, Commander of the Naval Forces Ahmed Khaled affirmed that the navy will always keep the covenant to protect Egypt's borders, coasts and economic interests.
Khaled thanked the political leadership and the general command of the Armed Forces for the efforts exerted to modernize the armament of the Egyptian Armed Forces and naval arsenal.
The German S-43 submarine joined the Egyptian Navy in Alexandria on May 6. It is considered one of the most recent submarines around the world.
The reception ceremony was attended by several leaders of the Armed Forces, Navy veterans and former submarine brigade commanders, in addition to a large number of the citizens of Alexandria.
"The S-43 will be part of several joint drills with the naval forces of allied states on its way to Egypt," the spokesperson stated. He stressed that the S-43 will help enhance the capabilities of the Egyptian Navy given its technological and combat features, and that it comes as part of an ambitious plan to upgrade the Egyptian Armed Forces' defense systems.