IDF unveils navy tugboats designed to service Dolphin submarines

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The Navy this month introduced two new tugboats specially designed to bring second generation Dolphin submarines to their new docking stations, a naval officer said on Wednesday.

Cmdr. Alon Friedman, who heads the Israel Navy's Engineering Department, said the tugboats were built  Israel Shipyards in accordance with plans created by Spanish naval architects Cintranaval-Defcar on behalf of Israeli specifications.

The vessels come equipped with Aimut Stern Drive propulsion systems, made by Rolls Royce, Friedman explained, enabling them to turn 360 degrees for enhanced control, as they lead the new submarines to their docking station at Haifa port.

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