Egypt celebrates launch of the fourth German-made S-44 submarine on Tuesday that will soon to enter the navy’s service.
Egyptian army has of late made efforts to improve fighting and technical skills of its personnel using the latest standards as evidenced by acquiring the German-made Type 209/1400mod submarine.
Addressing the launching ceremony, Commander of the Egyptian Navy Ahmed Khaled Hassan conveyed the greetings of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki to all those who contributed to wrapping up the deal.
Egypt has highly-skilled cadres, who are capable of using the latest technological techniques in the fields of operation and maintenance, Hassan said.
He sheds light on the tiresome efforts applied by the Egyptian Navy to rehabilitate the naval fleet and its infrastructure in the past period.
The S-44 submarines are part of an Egyptian military strategy aimed at overcoming challenges hitting the region and maintaining full control over the Egyptian coasts along the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, Hassan added.
The four S-44 submarines were manufactured by German multinational conglomerate ThyssenKrupp.