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Naming and handover of Egyptian Navy submarines at Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel

Naval Industry News - Germany, Egypt
Naming and handover of Egyptian Navy submarines at Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel
The second HDW 209/1400mod class submarine (Yard No. 448) for the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt was named at the shipyard of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel today. “S41”, the first submarine of this class which was named in December 2015, was also officially handed over to the customer at the event. “S41” and “S42” are the first two of four submarines. Since the start of production of the first submarine at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel, the construction program has proceeded on schedule and achieved further important milestones with today’s naming of submarine “S42” and handover of submarine “S41” to the customer.
HDW 209 1400mod class submarine S42 TKMS 1S41 (left) and S42 (right) at TKMS shipyard in Kiel. Picture: TKMS
Dr. Peter Feldhaus, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “We are proud to have reached this significant milestone in the construction program for the Egyptian Navy. This success was possible only thanks to constant further development of our products, an open and trusting dialogue with our customer as well as our highly motivated and skilled employees.”
HDW 209 1400mod class submarine S42 TKMS 2Naming of HDW 209 1400mod class submarine S42. Picture: TKMS
The naming ceremony and handover were completed by Vice Admiral Osama Rabie, Commander of the Egyptian Navy. The ceremony was attended by Markus Grübel, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defense, Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann, Deputy Chief of Staff of the German Navy, Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology of the State of Schleswig-Holstein and high-ranking representatives from the customer country.