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Germany to deliver nuclear-capable submarine to Israel

Tel Aviv is expected to receive a German submarine capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the fifth German submarine to be delivered to Israel this year, Radio Israel reported.

Worth $400 million, the German submarine is the most advanced and expensive of its kind.

Radio Israel added that the Haifa-bound submarine will leave the German port of Kiel in the coming few days. The Israeli Navy is expected to receive its sixth submarine by 2019.

In September, Israel received its fourth German submarine, worth €600 million ($657.28 million). The plan has been for Israel to receive six German made Dolphin-class submarines, each 68 metres long, with 10 torpedo tubes.

According to Israeli media, the Dolphin-class submarines can carry long-range nuclear heads and launch missiles, they are capable of remaining underwater for two weeks and evading monitoring devices.

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