Israel has received fifth submarine capable of arming nuclear warheads from Germany for US $540 million.
Germany delivered advanced Dolphin-class submarine at the Haifa port Tuesday.
Germany has paid one third of the cost and is also to deliver a sixth submarine in two or three years. The submarine, said to be capable of remaining submerged for up to seven days, can be equipped with missiles armed with nuclear warheads.
German media say the delivery of the four previous Dolphin-class submarines have cost German taxpayers over 1 billion euros (USD 1.12 billion).
Israel’s ministry of military affairs announced in May 2015 that it had reached a deal with a German shipbuilding company to have four major warships built for the Tel Aviv regime. It said the government in Berlin would pay for one fourth of the deal, which was reported to be more than 400 million euros.