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Report: Israel Looks to Buy Three New Nuclear-Capable Submarines


(AFP) – Israel is seeking to buy three more advanced submarines from Germany at a combined price of $1.3 billion, an Israeli newspaper reported Friday.

The planned purchase aims to replace within the next decade the oldest vessels in its existing Dolphin fleet (pictured), which began entering service in 1999, the Maariv daily reported.

Contacted by AFP, the Defense Ministry declined to comment on the report.

Israel already has five of the state-of-the-art German submarines, with a sixth due for delivery in 2017. – READ MORE

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