Israel set to welcome its newest nuclear-capable submarine

INS Rahav, which arrives in Haifa from Germany Tuesday, expands Israel’s purported ‘second-launch’ naval capabilities to five subs

The INS Rahav is expected to reach Haifa on Tuesday, where top government and military officials will welcome the newest addition to Israel’s small navy.

The German-built Rahav left the German port of Kiel last month. Continue reading

On Eve of Possible Deal, Israel Shows Off Latest Sub

JERUSALEM—With a possible agreement on Iran’s nuclear program approaching, the Israeli navy today hosted military reporters on a tour of its latest submarine, part of an underwater fleet reportedly armed with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles that will serve as Israel’s major deterrent against a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic.

The submarine, the INS Tanin (in English, “Crocodile”) is one of five acquired from Germany in the past two decades. Continue reading