Israel Plans to Buy 3 German Submarines - Prime Minister Netanyahu
15:36 01.11.2016(updated 15:41 01.11.2016)
Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel intends to purchase three more submarines from Germany.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Israel intends to purchase three more submarines from Germany, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.
"We … will sign contract with Germany on construction of three more submarines," Netanyahu said in a statement, issued by his press service.
The new submarines are expected to substitute the Israeli navy ships, which have reached their serviceable life expectancy.
Currently Israeli navy involves five German diesel-electric Dolphin-class submarines, which are nuclear-capable according to foreign media reports. The newest subs are equipped with power systems, which are independent from the air. Israel and Germany have already signed a contract for the construction of a sixth submarine.
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