Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Netanyahu, IDF high command tout new German-made submarine
Netanyahu said there was an “ironclad law” in the Middle East, that weak countries have difficulty surviving, but a strong country “is a able to repel its threats and ensure its security and future.” The new submarine is Israel's fifth Dolphin-class submarine. Israel's submarines are reportedly armed with nuclear missiles that – if the reports are accurate – would give the country a strategic second strike capability. The INS Rahav is the most expensive weaponry ever purchased by Israel, and is considered a “force multiplier” that will allow Israel to cope with the regional threats.