New Israel Navy submarine ‘sinks enemy ships’

Ahead of arrival of latest German-made Dolphin-class submarine, Navy releases rare video of INF underwater vessel’s drill

Yoav Zitun

 

The Israel Navy (INF) released a rare video Monday, allowing a sneak peak at its most expensive weapon – the stealth submarine.

Secret weapon (Illustration) Photo: Shutterstock

The video shows an exercise in which the submarine’s crew fires torpedoes at “enemy warships.”

The exercise was held as part of the INF’s preparations to receive its fourth German-made submarine, which is currently making its way to Israel. A fifth submarine has been contracted.

The Navy plans to add more sailors to its elite submarine unit and the current submarine crewmen course graduation will mark a new record in their numbers.

Graduates of the 16-month course will be given the rank of sergeant. Each has mastered a mechanical discipline of submarine operations, such as cruise control, navigation, electricity, weapons and sonar.

“The submarine – Israel’s most complex marine weapon – is only as strong as its crewmen,” INF Chief Admiral Ram Rotberg said Monday. “They are quality professionals with stern battle ethics.”

 

View original Ynet publication at: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4324096,00.html

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