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Nuclear-Capable Sub on the Way for IDF Navy [video]

The Israeli navy is about to receive its fourth submarine and the first of three nuclear-capable subs purchased from Germany.

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The IDF is about to receive its first nuclear-weapon capable submarine, which is sailing this week from Germany to Israel.

The IDF is about to receive its first nuclear-weapon capable submarine, which is sailing this week from Germany to Israel.
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Israel’s first German-made Dolphin II nuclear-capable submarine is on its way to Israel, Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rothberg said at a naval ceremony in Haifa Tuesday night.

The German weekly “Der Spiegel” reported that the submarines have a nuclear capability and will help Israel defend against an Iranian nuclear threat.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has denied that the submarines have a nuclear capability but sources have noted that all indications from Germany’s Defense Ministry are that the submarines can carry nuclear weapons.

Dubbed INS Tanin, the Hebrew word for “crocodile,” the sub “can dive deeper and further and for longer and work more powerfully than anything we have previously known,” the naval commander said.

In five years, the scheduled arrival of two more nuclear submarines from Germany will bring to six the number of subs in the fleet.

The boat on its way to Israel can remain under water for extensive maneuvers for weeks without surfacing, far longer than the submarines now in the fleet.

The Tanin officially was launched by Israel two years ago, as seen below, but it remained there for trial runs and the finishing touches before sailing to Israel this week.

Jewish Press Staff

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  1. Will it just be nuclear powered ? or will it have a nuclear scond strike capablity ?

  2. Use them to warm things up

  3. DonaldLevinson says:

    Now Israel is becoming a superpower… if they only hadn’t mothballed their fighter jet ! They’ll know better — next time… There may be more Obama’s down the line. Could one be named H. C. ?

  4. JackMartinMiller says:

    these are not NUCLEAR submarines — a nuclear sub has nuclear reactors roving propulsion. They are capable of firing nuclear tipped missiles — a far different proposition

  5. TzviBenGedalyahu says:

    You are absolutely right and the article has been corrected.

  6. Now Israel is becoming a superpower… if they only hadn't mothballed their fighter jet ! They'll know better — next time… There may be more Obama's down the line. Could one be named H. C. ?

  7. DonSpohn says:

    Since Israel’s last war in Lebanon, Israel’s weakest link has been its hesitancy to incur casualties of war. This is why Hezbollah from Lebanon and Hamas from Gaza remain undefeated.

  8. You are absolutely right and the article has been corrected.

  9. Don Spohn says:

    Since Israel's last war in Lebanon, Israel's weakest link has been its hesitancy to incur casualties of war. This is why Hezbollah from Lebanon and Hamas from Gaza remain undefeated.

  10. EstebanSperberFrankel says:

    Why Israel needs such sophisticated weapons when Israel was not able to win last war with Hamas, is a joke to go for Iran.

  11. Why Israel needs such sophisticated weapons when Israel was not able to win last war with Hamas, is a joke to go for Iran.

  12. AttyPatTrimor says:

    Excuse me? When did Hamas won against Israel? Israel totally destroyed the terror tunnels of Hamas and other armaments.

  13. Excuse me? When did Hamas won against Israel? Israel totally destroyed the terror tunnels of Hamas and other armaments.

  14. TyronWensleyGratil says:

    must be dreaming. Hamas? won a war? which war?

  15. MaureenIsabelMundell says:

    The more powerful weapons Israel acquires, the stronger she becomes, and should NOT be afraid to use it anywhere, any time. To blazes with world opinions, Israel needs to defend herself from totally demonic forces that wish for her annihilation, so go for it Israel.


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