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Le sous-marin israélien Tanin du type Dolphin II AIP sub arrive pour la 1ère fois à Haifa

Le sous-marin israélien Tanin du type Dolphin II AIP sub arrive pour la 1ère fois  à Haifa | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Israel's fourth Dolphin-class submarine, INS Tanin , arrived at the Haifa naval base on 23 September, completing an acquisition that has been hailed as a significant boost to the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF's) long-range operational capabilities.

Manufactured by Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), Tanin is the first of the Israeli Navy's three new Dolphin vessels with an air-independent propulsion (AIP) system. The fifth submarine, INS Rahav , is due to arrive in Israel in March or April 2015; the sixth within six years.

Tanin 's AIP system allows it to remain submerged for far longer than the three older Dolphin-class vessels, providing it with better ability to operate covertly off the coasts of hostile countries, navy sources said.

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Plusieurs belles photos des sous-marins israéliens Type Dolphin II sur le blog "Intercepts" de Chris Cavas

Plusieurs belles photos des sous-marins israéliens Type Dolphin II sur le blog "Intercepts" de Chris Cavas | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Israel’s new Dolphin II-class submarines are the largest undersea craft built in Germany since the Second World War, and when they reach active service they’re expected to take their place among the world’s most effective subs.

Three submarines are in various stages of construction at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in Kiel, Germany – the TANIN, RAHAV, and a yet-to-be-named third ship. The submarines are bigger than the three Israeli Navy Type 800 Dolphin-class submarines built in the 1990s: 68.6 meters long versus 57.3 meters for the older subs; 2,050 tons’ displacement on the surface, 2,400 tons submerged versus 1,565 tons and 1,720 tons.

Weapons include ten swim-out torpedo tubes – four 650 mm-diameter and six 533 mm-diameter tubes. Published sources credit them with carrying DM-2A4 Seehake wire-guided torpedoes, UGM-84C Harpoon antiship missiles and Triton anti-helicopter missiles.

The submarines are fitted with an air-independent propulsion (AIP) system, allowing extended underwater operations without the need to surface or snort.

The TANIN (“crocodile”) was handed over to Israel in May 2012, while the RAHAV (“arrogance” or “fearlessness”) changed hands in April 2013. Both boats remained in Germany for continued tests and trials.

These photos, published here courtesy Leo Van Ginderen, show the submarines in June 2014 at ThyssenKrupp’s Howaldtswerke (HDW) shipyard in Kiel, Germany. The photos of TANIN and RAHAV in the shipyard were taken June 14, while the TANIN is seen underway on June 19.

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Voir toutes ces photos sur la page publiée aujourd'hui sur ce blog :

http://intercepts.defensenews.com/2014/08/israels-deadliest-submarines-are-nearly-ready/


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Le Tanin, 1er des sous-marins Dolphin modifiés construits par l'Allemagne, a appareillé définitivement pour Israël

Le Tanin, 1er des sous-marins Dolphin modifiés construits par l'Allemagne, a appareillé définitivement pour Israël | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

"As we speak, [the submarine] has left port in Germany and is on its way to Israel," said the Navy commander, Vice Admiral Ram Rothberg.

As the dust settles from the latest round of hostilities with Hamas in the South, and as tensions increase along the Syrian frontier atop the Golan Heights, Israel received a boost for its naval forces on Wednesday when it announced that it would add another Dolphin class submarine to its fleet.

At a ceremony honoring cadets who completed training to become midshipmen, the commander of the Navy announced that Israel would soon receive its fourth Dolphin submarine, which is considered one of the most advanced vessels of its kind in the world.

"As we speak, [the submarine] has left port in Germany and is on its way to Israel," said the Navy commander, Vice Admiral Ram Rothberg. "This is the fourth such vessel to be added to bolster Israel's maritime defenses." His comments were reported by Channel 2.

According to Rothberg, the new advanced model which Israel will absorb into its fleet is "capable of descending deeper into the ocean, is able to sail further out to sea for longer periods of time, and it is capable of operating at a level of potency that we have not yet seen to this day."

The submarine will be renamed INS Tanin ("allegator"). The most expensive military item in the Israeli arsenal, submarines are thought to be of immense strategic value to Israel since they are reportedly capable of carrying cruise missiles tipped with nuclear warheads. If true, this would mean Israel possesses an offshore nuclear second strike capability.

“This is a major boost in our capabilities,” a senior naval officer told The Jerusalem Post. “Submarines are strategic platforms that allow the navy to operate in the Mediterranean, as well as in any other region in which its presence is required.”

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