Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Israel to receive fourth Dolphin submarine from Germany within days

September 3, 2014 08:12

As the dust settles from the latest round of hostilities with Hamas in the South, and as tensions increase along the Syrian frontier atop the Golan Heights, Israel received a boost for its naval forces on Wednesday when it announced that it would add another Dolphin-class submarine to its fleet.

At a ceremony honoring cadets who completed training to become midshipmen, the commander of the Navy announced that Israel would soon receive its fourth Dolphin submarine, which is considered one of the most advanced vessels of its kind in the world.

"As we speak, [the submarine] has left port in Germany and is on its way to Israel," said Navy Commander Maj. Gen. Ram Rothberg. "This is the fourth such vessel to be added to bolster Israel's maritime defenses."

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
April 26, 2017
China launches first domestically-built aircraft carrier


Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 15 - 29
    Beer Sheva
    16 - 24
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 17 - 28
    15 - 22
  • 20 - 35
    19 - 33