Monday, May 31, 2010

Israel to Deploy Dolphin Class Submarines Armed with Nuclear Cruise Missiles in Gulf

Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline.The submarines of Flotilla 7 — Dolphin, Tekuma and Leviathan — have visited the Gulf before. But the decision has now been taken to ensure a permanent presence of at least one of the vessels.Each of the submarines has a crew of 35 to 50, commanded by a colonel capable of launching a nuclear cruise missile.

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