Sunday, 30 May 2010

IDF Naval Submarines Checkmate Iran

Israeli Submarines are on permanent deployment off the cost of Iran.

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The submarines could be used if Iran continues its program to produce a nuclear bomb. “The 1,500km range of the submarines’ cruise missiles can reach any target in Iran,” said an IDF Navy Officer.

...the flotilla’s commander, identified only as “Colonel O”, told an Israeli newspaper: “We are an underwater assault force. We’re operating deep and far, very far, from our borders.” Each of the IDF's submarines has a crew of 35 to 50 IDF Seamen, commanded by an IDF Navy Captain, and is capable of launching a nuclear cruise missile. The vessels can remain at sea for about 50 days and stay submerged up to 1,150ft below the surface for at least a week. Some of the cruise missiles are equipped with the most advanced nuclear warheads in the Israeli arsenal...

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