Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Israel hopes to obtain two German corvettes

Israel intends to order in Germany, two warships and possibly avoid payment. Newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung wrote that hope is being placed on funding by the German government.

Government of Israel intends shortly to order in Germany, the construction of several warships - two MEKO corvettes and submarines Dolphin. Reporting this on Friday, October 23, the newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung refers to the German government circles.

According to the newspaper, senior representatives of the naval forces of Israel and the Hamburg shipyard Blohm + Voss, a few days ago sold to Arab investors from Abu Dhabi have already submitted a draft to the Defense Ministry in Berlin with the request for financial support. The total cost of the order of hundreds of millions of euros.

"Influential policy support project

It is reported that "influential politicians in northern Germany, supported this project, since the economic crisis and the shortage of orders German shipyards face further job cuts. How to react to this proposal the federal government, it remains unclear, the newspaper said.

In the reign of the shipyards owned by the concern Thyssen-Krupp, confirmed the interest of Israel to build in Germany warships, which are expected to install a missile defense system. This system will be commissioned in the U.S. and is designed to protect Israel from missiles from Iran.

Agency dpa recalled that the Israeli Navy has repeatedly purchased warships in Germany. At the same time the German government had in 2005 agreed to pay one third of the cost (333 million euros) of the two submarines being built at present in Kiel.


The Dolphin submarines are already being procured. Its just about the two corvettes. The two Dolphin submarines are being bought on a 50/50 funding basis between Germany and Israel. If they want any more stuff, they should be made to pay for it, as far as I am concerned.

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