The Israeli Ministry of Defence has reached an agreement with German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) on the purchase of three Dakar-class submarines. 4:49 on video for nuclear missile issue for these specially modified/enlarged submarines like the one that may have attacked Washington on 9/11.
SF: The agreement was signed on January 20 in Tel Aviv. It implies the construction of three submarines of the new Dakar project aimed to replace the first three Dolphin-class submarines, also built in Germany and put into operation in 1999-2000. The $3.4 billion contract also includes the supply of a special simulator for training Israeli specialists and further supply of spare parts.
According to TKMS, the Dakar class will be of a completely new design, which is to be specifically engineered to fulfill the operational requirements of the Israeli Navy.
The deployment of the first new submarine is scheduled to 2031.
“We, as thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Germans, are honoured and proud to continue the long cooperation – spanning decades – with the Israeli Ministry of Defence and the Israeli Navy. The new class of submarine will provide Israel with the most advanced capabilities, based on an innovative, cutting-edge technology.
This agreement demonstrates the deep commitment of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems to guarantee Israel’s long-term security. It was signed after a thorough and extensive groundwork process, and I would like to thank our partners in the Ministry of Defence and the Israeli Navy for their commitment and professionalism.” -Dr Rolf Wirtz, CEO thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, claimed.
Dr Rolf Wirtz claimed Tel Aviv to be the company’s longstanding partner, adding that in the last joint project with the Israeli Navy, the SA’AR-6 project, TKMS delivered four corvettes on time and within budget.
The Sunday Times says the July 5 explosions are due to a Popeye cruise-missile attack coming from an Israeli Dolphin submarine
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According to the company’s statement, in preparation for the expected order, thyssenkrupp had already agreed to investments of about 250 million euro for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in 2019.
To date, the Israeli submarine force consists of six Dolphin-type submarines, of which five are in service, and the sixth is still under construction. They all were built in Germany.
The first three Dolphin-type diesel-electric submarines will be replaced by the new Dakar project submarines.
Israel Dolphin class submarines could launch long-range nuclear-capable submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM). Also may be capable of carrying nuclear-armed Popeye Turbo cruise missiles, deter enemy taking out its nuclear weapons with surprise attack https://t.co/WqQYL2ke0b
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The other submarines include two modified submarines of the Dolphin 2 project. Another Dolphin 2 submarine should join the fleet in 2023.
Israel effectively operates German-made submarines, unlike the German Navy. The German Navy has at least 4 out of 6 submarines of Project 212A standing at the pier, having no opportunity to immediately go to sea either for technical reasons or due to a shortage of trained personnel. At the same time, all the submarines are listed as operational.