submarines

Netanyahu: Opponents Pushing ‘Contrived Slander’ About Submarine Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called allegations of impropriety on his part in Israel’s submarine deals with Germany “contrived slander.” “I didn’t get a shekel from the submarine deal,” the premier told local authority leaders in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh.

A file picture taken on January 12, 2016 shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivering a speech during a ceremony for the arrival of the German-made INS Rahav, the fifth Israeli Navy submarine, at the Israeli military port of Haifa. Germany has delayed signing a deal with Israel advancing the …

Japan Defies China, Sends Submarine to South China Sea Naval Exercise

Japan courted the wrath of China on Monday by announcing its submarine Kuroshio has been dispatched to join an anti-submarine warfare exercise in the South China Sea on Thursday, marking the first officially confirmed drill for a Japanese sub in those contested waters.

JDS Harushio (SS 583)

Pentagon Investigates Military Cooperation Between North Korea, Iran

It has long been obvious that North Korea shares missile technology with Iran, but Fox News reports the Pentagon is investigating military ties between the two belligerent nations with increased vigor after Iran’s recent test launch of a submarine missile.

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Israeli Navy Expedites Order for New Submarines

TEL AVIV, Israel — In a dramatic departure from previous Israeli Navy modernization plans — which prescribed several years of study before determining requirements for its future undersea force — a senior officer now says the service needs three new Dolphin AIP-class submarines “as fast as possible.”

Israeli submarine 'Dolphin' sails along the Mediterranean Sea near the coastal city of Tel Aviv during special naval maneuvers ahead of Israel?s 60th independence anniversary on May 5, 2008. The 'Dolphin', a German-built submarine, is 56.4m long with a cruising range of 4500 nautical miles. It is armed with ten …

Taiwan to Build More Submarines to Protect Against China in South China Sea

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen announced Tuesday that she was approving a new plan for the island nation to build an indigenous submarine, following years of failing to get foreign nations to agree to sell submarines to the Taiwanese military for fear of upsetting the Chinese Communist Party.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen waves from a Duch-made Sea Tiger submarine at the Tsoying navy base in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan on March 21, 2017. Taiwan formally launched an ambitious project to build its own submarines as the island faces growing military threats from China as relations deteriorate. / AFP PHOTO …

North Korea Shows Off Sub-Launched Missile, but US Says Photos Are Fake

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un always gets fidgety when some other global supervillain hogs the spotlight. Having watched Iran mop the floor with President Barack Obama and ISIS turn cities into torture chambers for long enough, Kim decided to announce that his arsenal now includes submarine-launched nuclear ballistic missiles.

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