PM, President Welcome Israel’s Newest Submarine

Israel Navy Dolphin-Class submarine
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The Times of Israel reports: Israel’s leaders were on hand at the Israeli Navy’s Haifa base on Tuesday to welcome the country’s fifth Dolphin-class submarine.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot attended the arrival of the German-built INS Rahav.

It left the German port of Kiel last month and sailed in with a crew of 50 on board.

Due to be operational in a matter of months, the vessel cost NIS 1.6 billion (around $406 million), one-third of which was underwritten by the German government.

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