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Does Israel have nuclear submarines?


Israel’s INS Drakon submarine - Israel news
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Israel Defence news - Israel’s INS Drakon submarine, that is a strategic deterrent during the ongoing war against Hamas, may have nuclear-powered capabilities.


With the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, the Israel Defense Forces are well armed against existential threats with their Dolphin II class attack submarines, the INS Drakon, in the limelight. Israel has already received two of the new Dolphin II submarines that each have six 21″ torpedo tubes and four 26″ torpedo tubes according to Defence Industry Europe.



Does Israel have nuclear submarines?


Israel has six Dolphin-class submarines that could potentially be fitted with a modified cruise missile for land attack and that could be retrofitted for nuclear weapons, according to the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.



What are Israel’s INS Drakon submarines?


Israel is receiving new INS Drakon submarines at an auspicious moment in the war against Hamas. The new submarines, that were built by German company thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (tkMS), are Israel’s most powerful deterrent since they are likely to be armed with nuclear weapons and may be stationed in the Gulf.


Israel’s INS Drakon submarine includes a sail that could house new advanced ballistic missiles in addition to carrying cruise missiles according to Naval News. The INS Drakon submarines have quiet engines that evade enemy sonar detection and can thus approach enemy shores to gather intelligence.


Israel’s new INS Drakon seems to be a technological enigma, keeping adversaries guessing about its exact capabilities.



What are Israel’s future submarines?


Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) developed the world’s first Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) with ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, a company of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. The development of Israel’s new unmanned submarine, BlueWhale, was officially launched on May 10th, 2023, for advanced anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions. Israel’s BlueWhale ASW submarine is designed to function at a depth of 300m and includes an AI-driven autonomous system. The submarine is operated via an autonomous surface vessel that enables the tracking of submarine targets and has enough power to remain submerged for up to 4 weeks.


Israel also ordered three Dakar-class submarines from thyssenkrupp Marine Systems on January 20th, 2022, that will provide Israel with advanced capabilities based on innovative and cutting-edge technology.









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