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Germany delivers second of four submarines to Egypt

Germany has delivered the second of four submarines to the Egyptian Navy with a military ceremony in the northern port of Kiel.

Andreas Burmester, who is on the management board of manufacturers ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, spoke of a “masterpiece of German engineering” at the ceremony in Kiel on Tuesday morning.

The commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Navy, Vice Admiral Ahmed Khaled, stressed the importance of the navy not just for security in the Middle East, but also for world peace in general as he received the S42 submarine.

The first of the four-submarine order was delivered in December. The last two are expected to be ready by 2021.

The company did not reveal how much the order was worth, but local newspaper Kieler Nachrichten said the four subs cost EUR1 billion. 

Source: Alliance news

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