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2003-10-11 Middle East
Israel develops ability to launch atomic weapons from submarines
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Posted by Steve 2003-10-11 1:49:03 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6465 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Three of these submarines (Dolphin-class diesel) were a German "gift" to Israel promised by Helmut Kohl in 1991 and delivered 1999. With a traveling range of 4,500 kilometers, these vessels have the ability to launch cruise missiles, and can remain at sea for up to a month. (Jerusalem Post says Israel bought them but they were in fact paid for by the Germans, or at least heavily subsidised). The Israelis had insisted on bigger torpedo barrels as usual (650 mm instead of the usual 533 mm... the German defense department probably knew why. It refused to clearly answer parliamentary questions about the reasons for this change.
Posted by True German Ally 2003-10-11 3:12:28 PM||   2003-10-11 3:12:28 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 It will be awful tough to figure out who shot the cruise missiles. Could be the point.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-11 3:29:54 PM||   2003-10-11 3:29:54 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 "awful tough to figure out who shot the cruise missiles"

Agreed, - not too many parts available to identify, and that nuke reactor may have just blown up in a Mullah work accident hmmm?
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-11 6:15:29 PM||   2003-10-11 6:15:29 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 "that nuke reactor may have just blown up in a Mullah work accident" -- Actually, I think they'd just have to use their worker's comp. for that one and not sue anybody.
Posted by Tom 2003-10-11 7:37:27 PM||   2003-10-11 7:37:27 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 Same article is in Arab News, subtitled: "oh shit"

just kidding, but it made me smile
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-11 8:04:10 PM||   2003-10-11 8:04:10 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Just hope they have enough in the inventory to give Paris an early winter... ;)
Posted by Earthquake McGoon 2003-10-12 1:19:20 AM||   2003-10-12 1:19:20 AM|| Front Page Top

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