Sixth submarine to join the Navy: operational activities will “

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Israel and Germany have signed a contract to buy another submarine to the Navy. Gen. RAM Rothberg: “the submarine maintained the long arm of the IDF”

תאריך: 21/03/2012, 14:41    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

Israel and Germany have signed today (Wednesday) signed a contract for the purchase of sixth submarine to the Navy. At the signing ceremony held at Israel’s Ambassador in Berlin, attended by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Israeli Defense Ministry Director, General (Ret.) Ehud Shani and Secretary in the German Ministry of defence Dr. Rudiger Wolf.

Navy commander major general RAM Rothberg, acquiring a new submarine during remarks at the Naval Academy graduation. “The strategic context, especially today, I’m happy about the approval and signing of the contract on the sixth submarine Corps, 54 years after the arrival of the first submarines for the Navy. Intensity of the long arm of the IDF and the State of Israel, and derived operational flexibility, to grow dozens of meters, “said Gen. Rothberg.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said today that “the sixth submarine will also force multiplier capabilities and strength of the IDF and the State of Israel in the face of the challenges and growing pains.
The agreement reflects the depth of the relations with Germany and the Germany Government’s commitment to the security of the State of Israel. “

He also said that “the Navy Minister Barak moves in recent years strategic changes which put him at the forefront of the campaign for Israel’s security and the long arm of the IDF.

Translated from Hebrew