Late this afternoon, Stratfor Research reported that Israel took early delivery of two additional attack submarines from Germany.
Israel has received two German U212 submarines ordered in 2005; delivery had been expected in 2010, Agence France-Presse reported Sept. 29, citing a military spokesman...
...The submarines can launch cruise missiles with nuclear warheads, is designed to have 35 crew members and has a 4,500 kilometer-range (2,800 miles). Israel now has five German submarines.
Among its many countermeasures and defensive weaponry features, the U212 is capable of launching IDAS missiles from its torpedo tubes; the IDAS is used to suppress ASW (anti-submarine) helicopters.
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