Days of Palestine, Jerusalem –Israeli occupation state has recently received the fifth German-built submarine, which is capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
According to the Israeli General Radio, a welcoming ceremony was held in the Israeli navy base in Haifa.
The submarine departed from German Kiel Port in mid-December and arrived in the Israeli navy base on Tuesday.
Israeli occupation state received the fourth German submarine in September at a cost of about €600m. The Israeli occupation state signed an agreement with Germany to receive six Dolphin-class submarines.
The newly-delivered submarine can launch missiles and can stay underwater for a period of two weeks. They can also evade tracing by monitoring devices.
In 2012, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported that Israeli submarine fleet has nuclear capabilities and that Berlin is aware of this but has opted to publicly remain silent about it to avoid having to defend the deals.
The submarines, according to Der Spiegel, are equipped with Israeli-designed Popeye missiles, which can carry a warhead of up to 200 kilograms. The nuclear warheads are produced at Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor, the report said.