9 Israeli Dolphin Subs Make For
2nd Strike Nuclear
ICBM Wolf Pack

Israeli Dolphin Nuclear Ballistic Missile Sub Fleet  
Built Through The Years 2000 - 2020
Nuclear Armed Using Israeli Developed WMD; 
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Many have wondered for years about the exact
capabilities of the submarines Germany exports
to Israel.   Now, experts in Germany and Israel
have admitted that Israel nuclear tipped missiles
have been deployed on the vessels.   Also more
importantly it seems all of the  German govern-
ments since 1990's (during the building phase),
have long known about nuke armaments being
planned to be a part of the IDF   Dolphin    sub
weapons mix. Apparently   the first assembled
submarine cruise missiles were late 1999 at the
earliest around the only known  DUAL   test of
Dolphin SLCM's off    Sri Lankan Indian ocean
coast May 2000;   one each from the Leviathan
and the Dolphin achieving       900+ mile range.
                    Article By Der SPIEGEL, Berlin

One of the pride of the Israeli Navy is rocking gently
among Mediterranean swells with the silhouette  of
the Carmel mountain range reflected on the water's
surface. Reaching Tekumah, you then have to walk
across a temporary jetty and pier in the  Haifa  port
& then climb down in a vertical tunnel shaft leading
into the bowels of the Dolphin submarine's interior.

Homeport Is The Only Port Known To A Sub  
This because a giant structure known as POLYNOM
is being constructed by the US Army Corps of Engrs
to shelter, hide and protect the    Haifa naval fleet in
the new century as well as at the other     two naval
ports. Next this massive multi $100 million for each
facility in the national plan to upgrade all IDF bases
modernize & improve military infrastructure.   The
IDF-AF new stealth  F-35 fighter underground base
is now going up at Nevatim AB,  Negev & another
at Tel Shahar AB, Ashdod  forthe  new   Arrow III
ABM with Reshev Interceptors.    So here we have
this naval officer in charge of visitors,     a brawny
man age 40 with eyes hidden behind pair of Ray
Ban sunglasses, slides down ladder.  Reaches our
lower deck, he turns around as says "Welcome on
board the INS TEKUMAH  Shalom to my toy."

He pushes back a bolt  and opens the refrigerator,
revealing zucchini,   a pallet of yogurts cups and a
bunch of small blue bottles of pure clean   Kangen
water made on board fresh daily.    The Tekumah
has just returned from a special mission. Our host
commander Avi S. who is leading the visitors past
a row of crew bunks.   The air is amazingly fresh,
not like your very typical submarine engine room.
corridor widens and merges in the    center of the
boat into the  CinC  with the helm,    work / battle
stations ringed all around  the periscopes    below.

Command & Control Nerve Center Color LED Consoles
The officer stands still   and points to a row of  "LED"
screens,    with signs bearing names of German elec-
tronics giant Siemens, Zeiss         and Bremen-based
electronics company Atlas,    with detail plaques next
to each on the wall.         Further down this command
center are battle station positions    with native Israeli
defense contractors such as:Rafael, Mar'om,Tadiran,
LVT, Elscint, ECI, Elbit, Elta, IAI, Beth El, Kilolambda,
Elron, Maverick Hi Tech, ElOp, Bet Shemesh, Malat,
IMI-Wave, NESS, Xi Systems,  C4I,  Bental, Sansolo,
IWI and Astronautics.       All worth tens of millions of 
dollars but All are WORLD class state-of-the-art.


The "CIC" Combat Information Center,    as the Israel
Navy calls the subs central nerve center, the heart of
the submarine where all      ELINT information comes
together & all the operations are executed.   The sub
is controlled from 2 command leather chairs.  It looks
as if it could have been from the bridge of a Star Trek
movie. Displays are lit up in colors showing the ships
keel is currently located 24 ft below sea level.   "This
was all built in Germany to  the American Navy & the
Israeli Naval state-of-the-art specifications."
However, all these defensive and  offensive weapons
systems are unique custom hand made & built to last.    
The Tekumah, 57m long and 7m wide,      is from the
first three of the smaller Dolphin I series unlike bigger
Dolphin II's.    It is a showpiece of the latest precision
engineering, applied with     special stealth paint in a
custom color maximizing visual blindness to enemies
in an emerald sea-blue combination.    More precise,
this is exact engineering made only in  Germany and
in some instances it can not even be    found on any
Germany's own subs,   that is suitable for equipping
vessels that have a        nuclear weapons capability. 
Some of the improvements of   Super Dolphins over
first three that were produced back in the1990's are:
they are almost thirty feet longer, 10 feet taller, they
produce no air bubbles, nor noises,        have a non
metallic acoustical detectable hulls,    a radical new
torpedo ejection system   using a unique hydraulics
mechanism which is       safer when deploying Seal
Teams or nuke type   cruise missiles,        a radical
towed camouflaged quiet communication gear array,
stealthy sub shape modifications,     increased over
sized stowage for nuclear and       conventional mix
reloads, unique 7 blade  propeller  design for more
efficient distance and high speed  stealth operation. 
Original 3 1990 era Dolphin I have a  redesign 'X' 4
blade tail rudder arrangement. Then Super Dolphin
Two's were given an even newer 7  blade X layout
if you look carefully. Israel moved dive planes from
usual sail position now to the forward upper hull al-
lowing for quicker submerging and faster surfacing
breaching deep ocean maneuvers. 

Israel Naval staff revealed at a 2012 news conference
that all  three of the first generation     Dolphin I series
(Dolphin, Leviathan & Tekuma) have secretly been up
graded and even  modernized whereby each sub was
partially disassembled  both engine & electrical being
thoroughly scrubbed clean. Any hull cracks were weld
& other electronics got complete make over with state
-of-the-art systems.    This mid life zero time complete
submarine refurbishment  translates into a brand new
condition OR  good for another    25 years of service.
This means that all    3 original Dolphin I series subs
have been brought up   to the current standards with
larger fuel tanks concomitant 25% increase in range,
conversion of two more torpedo tubes       enhanced
650mm size for  ICCM  or    Inter Continental Cruise
Missiles capability as found now on very new Turbo
Popeye II extended range weapons, the     7   blade
tail rudder with new    7 blade high tech propeller to
provide faster speeds and ranges.     This will allow
the INS the choice of    either use the Suez canal or
be able to circumnavigate     Africa while not relying
on others or any political encumbrances.This works
out to sea endurances of over a one & a half months
and unrefueled distances of over 10,000km. The 12
hundred plus mile cruise missile carries a 200 kiloton
nuclear warhead  OR   a conventional type warhead
depending on 11 minute quick-change before firing /
launch. Israel Naval Service is now awaiting delivery
of  6th Dolphin II series ballistic submarine: the GAL
in 2015.The Dolphin II series has on board an    AIP
(Air Independent Propulsion system    that will allow
continuous submerged times of a month in duration
without any bubbles or noises. Naval command has
established 2    complete crews for each sub & ship 
that translates into    less down time & fresher more
motivated alert crew members throughout the fleet.

Forward Bow Dive Planes      Super Dolphin II With 7 Blade Rudder
 Emergency Breach Maneuver       A Dolphin II 7 Blade Propeller 

Deep in their interiors, on decks 2/3, the submarines
contain a secret that even in Israel   is only known to
a few insiders:  nuclear warheads,   small enough to
be mounted on cruise missiles,     but very explosive
enough to execute a nuclear strike that would cause
the most devastating underground results.        This
secret is considered one of the best kept in  modern
military history. Anyone who speaks about it in Israel
runs the risk of being sentenced to a       long prison
incarceration term    in extreme solitary confinement.  
Just ask Mr. Vununu !

Our der Spiegel Research was conducted in Israel,
Germany & the USA,  among the current and past
government ministers, military officials,     defense
engineers & intelligence agents, no longer leaves
any room for doubt: With the help of new German
maritime tech, Israel has managed to     create for
itself a floating nuclear weapon arsenal:     a 21st
century fleet of submarines all  equipped with the
latest state-of-the-art nuclear features.     Foreign
journalists have never boarded one of the combat
vessels before. In an unaccustomed show of new
openness, senior politicians and  military officials
with the Jewish state were,    willing to talk about
the importance of German-Israeli military coopera-
tion & her role,  albeit usually under the condition
of anonymity. "In the end, it's very simple," so says
Defense Minister Ehud Barak. "Germany is helping
to defend Israel security. Germans are proud of the
fact that they have secured the  existence of  State
of Israel for years to come." an the other hand, any
research that did take place    in Israel was subject
to censorship. Any quotes by Israelis, as well as of
the photographer's pictures, had to be submitted to
the military censor. Questions about Israel's nuclear
capability, whether on land or on water, were taboo. 

Decks #2 & #3,    where nuclear weapons are kept,
remained off-limits to the visitors. In Germany,   the
government's military assistance for the submarine
program has been very controversial for   25 years,   
a topic of discussion for the media & the parliament.    
German Chancellor Angela Merkel fears the kind of
public debate that  German Nobel laureate  Günter
Grass  recently reignited with poem critical of Israel.
Merkel insists on secrecy & doesn't want the details
of the deal to be made public. To this day,      Bonn
governments are sticking to positions that they don't
know anything about Israeli nuke weapons systems
they are almost thirty feet longer, 10 feet taller, they
onboard German design & built submarines.

Now,   former German officials have admitted to the
nuclear dimension for the first time.    "from the first
orders of the  Dolphin subs they   were supposed to
be nuclear-capable,"  says Hans Rühle, head of the
planning staff at the   German Defense Ministry   in
the late 80's and 90's.  Ruhle says that he  doubted
that "Israel station nuclear weapons on her  Dolphin
submarines" W. Ruppelt, director of arms   procure-
ment at the Defense Ministry admits that it was  im-
mediately clear that the    Israeli Navy wanted subs 
as weapon carriers of the  sort that a small country
like Israel can't station on land.        All our officials
speaking under protection of anonymity were even
more forth coming. "From the very arrival, Dolphins
were to primarily be used for   purposes of nuclear
capability," says a ministry official with  knowledge
of the program. Why else would the poorest of the
three Israeli military branches have spent hundreds
of millions of dollars on     new ultra modern under-
ground facilities, same on nuclear peripheral naval
assets, as well as these very expensive MSRP 500 
million dollar Dolphin submarines?    I rest my case.

Insiders say that Israeli defense technology company 
Rafael built the under water  flying  cruise missile for
the Dolphin sub series torpedo tubes. Now apparent-
ly it involved a further development of the successful
Popeye ALCM (AirLift Cruise Missile) type, which the
USAF swears by in its strategic B-52 airborne config-
uration (Have Nap & Have Lite) having range    capa-
bilities with around 1,500 / 2,000 miles that can reach
Iran even with an Israeli 400 pound nuclear warhead
factored in. All Nuke payloads come from the  Negev
desert where Israel has operated a  French design &
built facility for 50 plus years,  since the early 1960's
in a underground: plutonium separation plant nuclear
weapon fabrication assembly lines...        see below.  

German Funded, French built, British Supplied WMD 1959-2016

Questions  how developed the Israeli cruise missiles
are now no longer a matter of debate. Their develop-
ment is a complex project.    The missiles only public
manifestation was  two tests Israel conducted off the
coast of  Sri Lanka for the Indian defense forces and
was monitored at both ends by US 7th fleet in report
to an accidental USN secret report leaked in    2002.    
These subs are the military response to threats in a
region where Israel is totally surrounded.      "where
there is no mercy for the weak  and second place is
certain death " Defense Minister Barak says.   They
are an insurance policy against the   Israelis' funda-
mental fear was that     the Arabs could wipe us off 
map at any time today,  Ben-Gurion, prime minister
(PM) and founder of the State of Israel    often said.

We'll never again be led as lambs to a slaughter," a
lesson David Ben-Gurion and Israel drew from their
history with     Egyptians, Hittites, Romans, Greeks,
Crusaders,  Omayyads,  Turks,   British  and Nazi's.   
Armed with nuclear weapons, the subs are a signal
to any would-be enemy that the Jewish State would
not be totally  defenseless in the event of a nuclear
attack, but could hit back with ultimate weapons of
retaliation. It was at this time in the 1950's that P.M.
Ben Gurion designated one of his young (in his 20's)
deciples Shimon Peres who was fluent in French &
the liberals in charge of  Germany,  England and of
France, to put together a TRIAD.    Ballistic rockets,
Air Force bombs and now the sub fleet of the Israeli
Navy branch. Dolphin subs are "a way of guarantee-
ing that   ANY   enemy will not be tempted to strike
pre-emptively with non-conventional weapons & try 
to get away Scott-Free,"   as the Israeli Naval Cmdr
Admiral Avraham 'Avi' Botzer puts it.

REMEMBER, democracies do not attack & declare
war on other democracies. Five decades & 5 wars,
Israel has had nuclear weapons & never used them. 
How many decades will that work for say Iran?  Uh,
probably it will not be even years but rather days or
just hours! Now Israel's over half century of nuclear
deniability has NOT been the problem, peaceloving 
Iranian terrorist state has been.  Like Adolph Hitler !

In this version of a tit-for-tat, known as nuclear second
strike capability, 100's of thousands dead are avenged
with an equally large number of casualties.   It's a stra-
tegy the USA & Russia practiced during the Cold War 
by constantly keeping part of its nuclear arsenal ready
on subs. Israel, about the size of  New Jersey or state
of Germany's Hesse,    which could be wiped out with
just a couple of nuclear strikes are now safe guarded
from this threat potential today.  At the same time, the
Israeli nuclear arsenal has caused countries like Iran,
Syria & Egypt to regard Israel's nuclear capacity with
fear or even envy while making them consider starting
their own nuclear weapon programs.  This makes the
question of its global political responsibility just all the
more relevant for Germany. Should Germany,   home
of the perpetrators, be allowed to assist Israel land of
the victims,      in the development of nuclear weapon
delivery systems capable  extinguishing hundreds  of
thousands of lives? Is Berlin promoting an arms race
in the Middle East?  Or should Germany be a historic
reminder & obligation    stemming from the crimes of    
Nazis, assume a responsibility that's become "part of
Germany's reason of state as Chancellor Merkel said
in a speech before the Israeli parliament, Knesset, in
March 2008?    "It means that for me as a chancellor,
Israel's security is never to be negotiable," Merkel had
told lawmakers. Perils of such unconditional solidarity
were also       addressed by Germanys new president, 
Joachim Guk, during his first official visit to Jerusalem
in 2012: "I really don/t want to imagine every scenario
that can get our chancellor in    tremendous hot water
when it comes to a    very politically implementing her
statement,     Israel's security is    constantly a part of
Germany's reason for being a democratic state with a
conscience of the past and it's not to be forgotten."

The German government has always pursued an un-
written rule on its Israel policy,      which has already
lasted half a century & survived all changes of admin-
istrations & that former German Chancellor Gerhard
Schröder summarized in 2002  when he said: "I want
to be perfectly clear: "The Israeli State receives from
us what it needs to maintain its security."

Part 2: Strauss, Beginnings of Arms Cooperation
Those who subscribe to this logic are often prepared
to violate our arms export laws. Ever since the era of
Konrad Adenauer, country's first postwar leade met
with newly appointed intermediary Shimon Peres, our
German chancellors have pushed thru various military
deals with Israel without parliamentary approval, kept
the Federal Security Council     in the dark or as then
Defense Minister Franz-Josef Strauss,     member of 
conservative Christian Social Union did & personally
dropped off military equipment. That was what hap-
pened in an incident in the mid 1980s, when Strauss
drove up to a darken Israeli mission in Cologne   in a
sedan car and handed blue prints wrapped in a coat
to a Mossad liaison officer, saying it was "for   Black
Ops boys back in Tel Aviv." It was plans for a revolu-
tionary model of an armor-piercing 120mm main tank
canon and which would later be adopted by the U.S,
Army and every western tank producing country.    It
was so cutting edge that it would by the    end of the
century be 1 of 3 reasons Merkavas are considered
the best combat main battle tank in the world period!
Israel soon was making its   own version for it's new
Merkava Mk3 in 1989 & today's Merkava Mk IV BAZ.
A real battlefield game changer in armor warfare.And
then Rheinmetal of Germany received from Israel the
Lahat, guided missiles that's fired by tanks and BVR 
(beyond visual range / over the horizon); so accurate
and  successful that now 14 armies, including NATO
and Abrams tanks have it in inventories. These Arms
cooperations were delicate issues under chancellors.
During the Cold War,     Bonn feared that it may lose
Arab world to East Germany if it openly aligned itself
with Israel.  Later,  Germany was consumed by fears
over Arab oil,   the lubricant of the German economic
miracle. Cooperating with Germany had the potential
to be politically explosive for various  Israeli  adminis-
trations. Whether what form the  Jewish state should
accept Germany's help was controversial for   Israeli
public opinion.Then Prime Minister Menachem Begin
who'd lost much of his family in the Holocaust,  could
only see that Germany as "land of the murderers." To
this day, financial assistance for Israel is still referred
to as "reparations."  Funny how in the end things sort
of work themselves out like a  2006  discovery of gas
and oil reserves larger even than Saudi Arabia... now
have been found within Eretz Israel territory.

Co-operation on defense matters was a little bit more
problematical. It began during the era of king   Franz-
Josef, who recognized early on that aid for Israel was
not just a new moral imperative,  but was also   result
of pragmatic political necessity. But no one could help    
Germany now  acquire world respect more effectively
than these children of Holocaust survivors.

In December 1957,  Strauss then met with an Israeli
delegation on discussions at his home   Rosenheim,
in Bavaria.  Most prominent member of the Israelis
was the man who,   in the following decades, would
become the key figure in     Israel's  arms deals with
Germany,  as well as the father of the Israeli atomic
bomb: Shimon Peres, who later became Israel's PM
(prime minister) & then 93 year old president. He
would pass away Wednesday September 28th 2016.

It's now known that     arms shipments began no later
than 1958.   German defense minister even had arms
& equipment secretly removed   from German military
stockpiles and then     reported to the police as stolen. 
Many of the these shipments reached Israel by way of
indirect routes & were declared as Loans.  Equipment
included Sikorsky helicopters, Noratlas transports, up
graded Patton M60 tanks, aircraft guns, howitzer and
antitank guided missiles. There is    "no clear legal or
budgetary basis for the shipments," a German official
admitted in an internal document at the time.  This all
in very close co-ordination with  NATO & Eisenhower
white house administration.       Adenauer backed his
defense minister in  1967   when it became clear just
how correct he was in this decision, as  IDF-AF  pre-
empted an attack by its   neighbors and achieved  a
brilliant victory in the 6-Day War. From then on,  PM
Strauss's friend Peres   consistently reminded all his
fellow Israelis not to forget  "what helped us achieve
that victory.     Fact that  German security guarantee
was not question of partisan politics became evident
six years later, when    Social Democrat Willy Brandt 
headed the government in Bonn & Israel was on the
verge of defeat in the 1973 Yom Kippur War.   Then
Germany was officially uninvolved in the war but the
chancellor personally approved  arms shipments   to
Israel, Brandt biographer Merseburger reported.  As
those involved recall today, Brandt's decision was a
"violation of law" that his speech writer, Klaus Harpt, 
sought to justify by attributing     chancellors actions
to an emergency beyond the law. Chancellor Brandt
apparently saw "overriding obligation of the German
government" to rescue the country created by WWII.

It was only after horrors of the      1956 war that Israeli
leadership and pentagon (Kirya) said never again and
in underground plutonium separation plants & nuclear 
weapons plant they  wanted the only means available
to prevent another Arab inspired holocaust. In the '60s
Israel's interests had moved past    conventional arms.
Ben-Gurion had entrusted Peres with a secret project:
Operation Samson
,    named after the  Biblical figure
who is supposed to have lived at the time    when the
Israelites were being oppressed by the       Philistines.
Samson was believed to be invincible   and was seen
as a self reliant figure.   Goals of the operation was to
build an atomic bomb.       Israelis told  allies that they
needed a source of cheap energy for a   combination
sea water desalination plant & electric power plant; &
they then planed to use the water to make the Negev
Desert bloom.     Strangely that has all happen today
but, costs have made that   project prohibitive due to 
enormous burdens of defense spending & arms race.

Now it should be noted here of a little know factoid in
history.    The corrupt dictator of Egypt Abdel Nasser,
decided to nationalize and take over forcibly;   British
built, French financed Suez Canal in 1956. These two
only friend both had was Israel who agred to eliminate
terrorist crossing over from Sinai and wreaking havoc
on the Israeli settlers,   farmers & school kids many of
whom died and no one cared.  Not Russia, Not China
Not the USA and certainly NOT the UN.  A simmering
undeclared war went on  unchecked from 1948 cease
fire to   October 1956   Suez War     where the Israelis
conquered the entire   Sinai,  up to   and including the
Suez Canal itself.       Then pretending to intercede to
separate Egyptian and Israeli armies away from Suez,    
Franco-British forces attacked then pushing back and
crushing the Egyptian army.       Then to the rescue of
Egypt was the UN, Russia, China  and  YUP USA   all
now ganging up on Britain, France and Israel passing
UN threats and forcing them to retreat from the whole
canal.      What most do not seem to remember is this
would bring  General Charles DeGaule to power with
his first action to lash out at  NATO   and threw them
and their military Paris headquarters out on their ear.
Pssst, pay back is a bitch.     This also had an added
extra payment for  Israel's  loyalty & provided her the
entire Dimona nuclear reactor complex, reprocessing
plant & weapons factory.  Germany paid the bills with
over a   billion dollar secret Loan    during the 1960's.  
Next France  constructed the entire complex secretly.
Britain decided to make sure our Washington got the
message with a very critical ingredient used in nuclear
weapons production 'Heavy Water' delivered secretly
under table by the tons sent to Israel by  Royal Navy.
This was a political slap in the face only for the USA.
This is Suez War payback. Shame, US doesn't seem
to quite get it, stabbing allies in the back...STUPID !

The German government was left in the dark,  with
Strauss being the likely exception.  CSU  politician
was apparently brought into the loop in 1961. This
is suggested by a memo dated June 1961,   class-
ified as "top secret," which Strauss dictated after a
meeting in Paris with Peres & Ben-Gurion, in which
he wrote: "Ben-Gurion spoke about the production
of nuclear weapons."     One can speculate on the
reasons that  Ben-Gurion,   a Polish-born     social
democrat, chose to include the Bavarian conserva-
tive Strauss in his plans. There are indications that
the Israeli government had hoped to receive lots of
financial assistance for Operation Samson & make
a nuclear option a 1959  reality in time for '67 War.

Israel was cash-strapped at the time and with the
construction of her A-bomb consuming enormous
sums of money. This led Ben-Gurion to negotiate
in great secrecy w/ Conrad Adenauer over Loans
worth billions. It was reported that  to the German
negotiation records the    federal government has
now released in response to requests by Spiegel
Ben-Gurion  wanted to use the  Loan  for dessert
infrastructure project in the  Negev desert. There
was also that talk of an elusive sea water to fresh
water desalination plant that made Negev bloom.

Part 3: 1st Subs Secretly Assembled in England.      
A country that has the bomb is   also likely to search
for safe places to store it & safe launching platforms,  
like a sub, for example. In 1970s,  Brandt & Schmidt
were the first German chancellors to be  confronted
with the Israelis' determination to obtain subs.Three
vessels were to be built all in Great Britain using the
plans drawn up by the German company    Industrie
Kontor Lübeck (IKL). But export permit was needed
to send secret military documents out of the country.
To get around this,   IKL did agree with the German
Defense Ministry that the drawings would be   com-
pleted on the letterhead of a British shipyard & flown
on British military plane to the British town of Barrow
-in-Furness, where the subs were being assembled.
The 3 subs later prove  too small for nuke weapons.

Assuring   Israel's security was no longer the only goal
of the   German - Israeli arms co-operation, which then 
became a lucrative       business for German industry.      
In '77 the last of the U-209 3 GAL subs arrived in Haifa.   
But at that time,   nobody's thinking about nuclear 2nd-
strike nuclear capability. It wouldn't be until late 1980's,
when more &  more Israeli officers were returning from
U.S.   military academies & raving about this new USA
submarine technology,  that a discussion began about
modernizing the Israeli Navy with state-of-the-art subs
and about an Israeli nuclear option or a Second Strike
Ballistic Nuclear Capability (The Samson Option).

Iran's Vulnerability from Subs, Drones &  ICCM 

It should be inserted here    at an extraordinary Israeli
military chiefs '90 meeting thought out a new regional
strategy of US Navy ideas of nuclear  TRIAD  posture
and Israel's own  Samson Option   all converging with
Subs!  Bigger,  faster,  stealthy and quieter than even
then nuclear subs. It would mean the INS Israel naval
service would assume an  integral part of the nuclear
deterrent force by the incorporation of  sophisticated
stealth platforms having a radical new design, hybrid
technology and state-of-the-art  naval electronics for
the 21st century.  This was all concept at the time of
the yet to be built  German SSK 800  prototype subs.

At this time in early 1990's a power struggle was then
raging in the Israeli military.   There were 3 dedicated
teams working on 3 different classified projects,  one
for each branch of service Air, Land & Sea going on.

Stealth Lavi II Twin: Tail, Engine, Seat Concept
IDF Army Merkava Mk IV BAZ  w/Trophy Shield

The IDF-AF had the tiny hard to see and find Lavi 1st,  
but a 2nd generation  Lavi II  would come as a  Stealth
Follow-On with  too many foreign air force sales to the
consternation of       US Secretary of  Defense Caspar
Weinberger who decided to  KILL THE LAVI.  period !

The IDF Army had the Merkava future tank project and 
Navy had a 2 track Concept.   Each one of two tracks
the Israeli Navy was developing had new technologies.
1 team advocated larger  Saar 5 missile corvettes with
combo Attack / SAR helicopter capabilities;    while the 
other team went with  6-12 next-gen subs for off shore
patrolling & surveillance.  Israel is like an island where
97% of all Israel goods     arrive via water according to
Ami Aylon, 1990 Israel Naval Service commander and
later would be promoted    to head Shin Bet the Israeli
version of the NSA intel community.

Unknown then was a 2006 PARADIGM shift;  Immense
Energy and Gas discoveries just off the Tel Aviv, Haifa
coasts that needed  Naval surveillance and protection!
Now comes a very ironic twist to this timeline:enter Maj
Gen Israel Tal,    father of the revolutionary new Israeli
Merkava (Chariot) MBT of the 1970's. Back in the '80's
he gets this wonderful German gift of the world's state-
of-the-art main battle tank canon, the new 120mm rifled
Rheinmetal of Germany barrel.   This puts the Merkava
in the same class with  latest British, French, German &
even U.S. Abrams MBT's. 10yrs later as deputy minister
of defense he'll return this favor & propose  INS take on
a key nuclear Triad role with a new stealthy boat; Type
800 / Dolphin series concept subs that'll become armed
with proprietary Israeli ballistic nuclear tipped warheads
first on US. Harpoons & latter Israeli designed Popeye I
& II subsurface launched cruise missiles or SLCM. This
major restructure would then seal the fate of INS as this
paradigm in military shift reveals a stunning 9 boat Wolf
Pack fleet. It's worth over $5 Billion in a 20 year program
(1995-2015).  Then you add in costs for underground &
hardening modern facilities  at all  3 naval installations, 
drones, aircraft, nuclear weapons, manning, fast missile
boats both big & small;  the total now exceeds 10 billion
U.S. dollars = Sea Supremacy.    We now see weapon-
ization of nuke tips to torpedo launched intercontinental
cruise missiles.  First with   Popeye SLCM's    and later
when Tomahawks were denied,    the 2,000 mile Turbo
Popeye II.    So,  Israel simply does as she so often has
done before when critical weapons have been denied or
embargoed, to just go out and        design, develop and  
build them herself which are then better, faster,  lighter,   
& a lot more compact,   less costly with added bonus of
no political strings & restrictions. It's only after the soon
arrival of the 3rd Dolphin TEKUMA, it was realized each
of Israel's 3 ports of Haifa, Eilat & Ashdod would require
a naval deployment pattern of buying subs in lots of 3's. 
While one is in port the other 2 are rotated out for sea
deployment,  allowing for crew refreshing / shore leave,
resupplying, comings goings. So the Dolphin Series die
was cast. Dolphins were valued about  ½ billion dollars
but ran the INS around $330 million. First 3 were almost
free.          Thanks to Sadaam Hussein and Iraq for your
contributions to the Israeli Defense Forces...     the IDF!

Then it was becoming apparent,     according to Ayalon,
"that in the Middle East things were heading for nuclear
weapons," especially in Iraq.    Fact that the Arab states
were seriously interested in building the bomb changed
Israel's defense doctrine, Sub can be used as a tactical
weapon for various missions but  the center of our dis-
cussions in the 1980s was the question of whether the  
navy was to receive additional task known as  Strategic
Depth.      Purchasing these submarines was "country's
key important strategic decision."

By end of the debate, the navy specified as its require-
ment that  Haifa's Israel Shipyards begin production on
an enhanced  Reshev class   Saar 4.5  with helicopter
stern capabilities along with a    new requirement for 3
SAAR V missile corvettes from US builder   which was
eligible for U.S. military FMS dollars. However in 2013,
the new Rafael Barak 8 SAM systems replaced in all 3
ships the original Barak 1 systems. Then a new naval
state-of-the-art IAI ELTA EL/M2248 multi-function 360°
active phased array  3D radar  surface warfare   C-link
system. Employing multi path beams and pulse Doppler
techniques. It's "pie-in-the-sky demand,"  as naval com-
mander Ayalon admitted. But Israel Navy top strategists
had hopes for a budgetary miracle. Alternatively they're
hoping     a rich benefactor that will be willing to provide
Israel a few billion dollar type Dolphin ballistic subs.

SAAR V Class Corvettes Lahav, Eilat & Hanit

A follow-up  Dec 2002 Chiefs Conference assessment
evaluated the progress now that the 3 Saar V's arrived,
first    3 Dolphins were deployed  and  nuclear SLBM's
successfully tested. Further expansion on the defense
Rings with the addition of a third ring.   First Ring was
the West Bank-PLO Gaza-Hamas Lebanon-Hezbollah.    
Second Ring was; Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Jordan.
3rd Ring now included i.e. Turkey, Libya, Iraq, Sudan
& a virulent nuclear Iran.  Now a 2nd order of 3 Super
Dolphins was followed by a 3rd order creating 9 Nuke
Armed Dolphin Series I & II forming a submarine Wolf
Pack. But thanks to  Obama politics and desperation,
a bad deal was rushed into by late '13. A ripple effect
was to drive a Mid East realignment of Saudi Arabia,
Qatar, UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain  to form a front with
Israel against an emerging nuclear Shiite Iran.  Nice! 
In 2011 we saw a   metastasizing cancer imposing a
terrorist Caliphate state from   Lebanon to  Basra oil
fields on  Persian Gulf   evolving from the  ISIL  wars  
in Syria then Iraq and soon to Afghanistan, Lebanon,
Jordan & into the Saudi Arabian peninsular by 2015.       

Plants for civilian desalination plants are operated with
nuclear power did in fact exist and the development of
the Negev was also 1 of the largest projects in Israel's
brief history. When Rainer Barzel,   the conservatives'
parliamentary floor leader,  inquired about the project
in Jerusalem,   Israelis explained that obtaining water
through desalination was an "epochal task."   Official
who accompanied Barzel noted that Israelis had said
that   "the necessary  nuclear power plants  would be
monitored internationally & could not be used for any
military purposes and that we had no reason to be so
concerned." An Israeli desalination plant operating on  
nuclear power was never built and it remains  unclear
what exactly happened with well over billion dollars in
deutsche marks that Germany gave the Israelis in the
period until 1965.  The payments were processed by
the Frankfurt based   Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau
(Reconstruct Credit Institute). The head of the 'RCU'
organization said in internal discussions that the use
of the funds was "never audited." "Everything seems
to suggest that the  Israeli A- bomb  was indeed paid
in full by German duetch marks,"  says Avner Cohen,
an Israeli historian at the Monterey Institute  Studies, 
in California an expert on world nuclear weapons.So
by 1967 Israel had assembled  six  nuclear weapons.
Then Israeli governments dismissed questions about
its nuclear arsenal with a   standard official response
that originated in 1973 by    defense minister Peres:        
"Israel will not threaten it's neighbors in the     Middle
East and will do all in its power to prevent an     Arab
Nuclear threat." National stand on Nuclear Ambiguity 
has served Israel well for 46 years & counting and is
still the Israeli government's official position.  That is
mainly due to a technical fact that all nukes, even on
submarines,  are not nuclear assembled,  but remain
only a screw driver turn away   from being in combat
status. So in fact Israel can state honestly they don't
not have any nuclear weapons.   When dealing with
their German allies, however, Israeli politicians used
language that hardly concealed the truth.  A story of
the legendary former Defense Minister Mosh Dayan   
visiting Bonn in the fall of '77 he said to   Chancellor
Helmut Schmidt on neighboring Egypt's old fear that
'Israel might resort to nuclear weapons.' Dayan said 
he understood those Egyptians' concerns & pointed
out that in his opinion the use of  nukes  against the
Aswan dam would have 'devastating consequences.
AND for that reason, Dayan said 'we won't consider
this option unless Israels very existence is threaten.'

Two who finally catapulted Israel into the circle of new
modern submarine powers were PM's   Kohl & Yitzhak
Rabin.   Rabin's father had fought in World War II as a
volunteer in the Jewish Legion of the British army and
Rabin himself led the Israeli army to victory,       as it's
chief of staff, in the 1967 Six-Day War. In 1984 having
served one term as prime minister mid 1960s, he then
moved to the cabinet, becoming the defense minister.
Rabin knew that  just installed German government in
Bonn had introduced new  political principles for arms
exports in 1982. According to policy,  arms shipments  
"can't add to increase in tensions."

This malleable wording made possible the delivery of
submarines to Israel,    especially in combination with
famous remark once madeby former Foreign Minister
Hans-Dietrich Genscher: "Anything that floats is  OK"
because governments generally don't use boats that
float to actually suppress demonstrators or noisy
crowds of dissenting voices.

Early Proof of Concept Model for the Israel Navy 

After World War II, Allies had forbidden Germany from
building large subs. As  result the chief supplier to the
the German navy, Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG
(HDW), located in the northern port city of Kiel had to
shifted its focus building small 'coastal' maneuverable
boats that could also operate in the   Baltic and North
Seas. The Israelis were interested in ships that could
navigate in similarly shallow waters such as along the
Lebanese, Egyptian & Syrian coast, where they have
to be able to lie at periscope depth,  listen in on radio
communications and    compare the sounds of ship's
propellers with an onboard database.  So the Israelis
obtained bids from the  United States,   Great Britain
and the Netherlands, but it was the     German boats
that were the best in the world,    said an Israeli who
was involved in the decision.  Weeks after the fall of
Berlin Wall in '89, suddenly the German government,
went practically unnoticed by  general public,   gave
the green light for construction of two Dolphin class
submarines,  with the usual option for a third vessel.

But this strategic deal of the century damn near fell
through.   Although the Germans had agreed to pay
in part the costs, which mutually excluded any of the
weapon systems that the Americans were supposed
to also pay through FMS funds. But in the meantime 
the Israelis had voted a  new government into office
that was bitterly divided over investments.  Also the
Navy gets the last slice of any  military  funding pie.

In particular Moshe Arens, who was then appointed
defense minister in 1990, fought to stop the    Subs
billion dollar agreement with success to fund his Air
Force pet project the Lavi fighter jet..     On Nov. 30,
1990 Israeli government notified the shipyard in Kiel
that it wished to withdraw from contract.   So was a
dream now lost of nuclear second-strike capability?
                                                     By No Means!
In January 1991, the US air force attacked Iraq and
then Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein reacted by firing
modified Scud missiles at  Israeli population centers
in Tel Aviv and Haifa.   The bombardment lasted six
weeks. Gas masks, some even from Germany were
distributed to all households.   "It's an inconceivable
scenario," recalls Ehud Barak,    the Israeli defense
minister. During those days Jewish immigrants from
Russia arrived,  "and we had to hand them German
gas masks at the airport      to protect them against
rockets that Iraqis had built thanks to the  Russians
& the Germans." Days after the Scud missile attack
began, German military officials from their Embassy
in Israel  requested an urgent secret meeting at the
Chancellery, in a secret report with a bag of   'stuff'
that the contents was emptied onto the conference
table.   There spread out were dozens of electronic
parts components of a control system and even the
detonator percussion fuses of these modified Scud
missiles. They all had one big thing in common: All
bore Made In Germany.                So this... Means:
  No Scuds & Without Scuds = No Dead Israelis

Once again, Germany bore some of the responsibility
& that was also the message that Hanan Alon, senior
Israeli Defense Ministry official brought to Kohl during
a visit to Bonn about a month after the above briefing.
He said "It would be unpleasant if it came out, through
the media, that Germany helped Iraq to make poison
gas and then supplied us with the equipment against
it, Mr. Chancellor," Alon said. Then according to Kohl
he also issued an open threat, saying: "You're aware
words Gas & Germany don't go Very Good together."

Part 4: The Shipyards of Kiel
The Germans got the message.  "Israel-Germany-Gas"
would sound like a "horrible headline" in the rest of the
world, then Foreign Minister Genscher,   warned in an
internal memo.January 1991 after the beginning of the
Gulf War    German government had agreed to supply
Israel with armaments worth 1+ billion deutsche marks.

This included the complete financing of TWO  Dolphin
submarines @ 880 million deutsche marks. Budgetary
miracle for the   tiny Israeli Navy      had come to pass.
Each Dolphin was about    ± $330 million   Israeli cost.

                   Presidente for Life Sadaam Hussein!

According to military wisdom,  a country that buys 1 or
2 submarines always also buys a 3rd. One submarine
is usually in port,  while the other two take turns being
deployed during operations "After we had ordered the
first two boats, it's clear that we had then entered into
a deal which would involve repeat orders,"     says an
individual who was a member of  Israeli cabinet at the
time. So INS submarine orders always come in three's.

On a winter's day in 1994, at 6pm, an Israeli Air Force
plane landed in the military area of Cologne-Bonn Air-
port.    Its passengers wanted to discuss the future of
Israel and the Middle East. On board were three men:
PM Yitzhak Rabin,   his national security adviser  and
Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit.     The small delegation
was driven to chancellor's residence,   where Helmut
Kohl was waiting with his  foreign adviser,   confidant
and intelligence coordinator Bern Schmidbauer.

On that evening, Kohl and Rabin discussed the path
to peace in the Middle East. Rabin  &  Yasser Arafat
had been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize the
year before, together with Peres. For the first time in
a long time,    conciliation seemed possible between
Israelis and Arabs.  Germany serving as middle man.

In Bonn,   Rabin spoke at length about the German-
Israeli relationship, which was still difficult. At dinner,
Kohl surprised visitors serving wheat beer.   Israelis
were delighted. "The beer tastes great," Rabin said.
Ice had been broken.     On that evening, the Israeli
premier asked Germany for the Third sub and Kohl
spontaneously said "of course!" At around midnight,
Schmidbauer took Rabin back to airport. Kohl, who
was virtually unmatched  in the art of male bonding
in politics, sent a case to     Israel for Christmas '94.    
Only a few months after the secret meeting in Bonn
February 1995 the contract for 3rd submarine,  the
Tekumah was signed.   German share of the costs
totaled 220 million German marks.


Since then, one of the  most secretive arms projects in
the Western world has been under way in Kiel,  where
a special form of bonding between the   German & the
Israeli people developed. Around half a dozen  Israelis
work at the shipyard today on  long-term basis. Friend
ships, have formed between HDW engineers and their
families and the Israeli families and  special occasions
are celebrated together. But despite all these contacts
the Israelis always make sure that  no  outsiders were
allowed near the subs without escorts.

Managers from Thyssen-Krupp, which bought HDW in
'2005, are denied access even today. "The main goal
of everyone involved was   to ensure that there would
be no public debate about the project, neither in Israel
nor Germany," says former  Israeli naval chief Ayalon.   
This explains why everything related to  equipment on
the ships remains hidden behind  veil of secrecy. One
of the special features the equipment used in  Dolphin
class, which is named after the lead ship is AIP.   Also
unlike conventional subs, these Dolphins don't use  6
standard torpedo tubes with a 533mm diameter in the
steel bow.      In response to Israeli request the  HDW
engineers designed four additional tubes at 650mm in
oversize diameter; a special design not found on any
other sub in the world. A Curious Request & Feature!

What's the purpose of the large tubes? In a classified
2006 memo, German governments argued that tubes
are an    "option for the transfer of special forces and
pressure-free stowage of their equipment"     combat
seal teams for example who can be released through
the 25" over sized shafts for secret operations. Same
explanation is given by the Israeli Navy.

Jericho Nuke Football    Core With Protective Shields     
First it was the size of a watermelon for the Jericho I
1970's program. Then it evolved to about the size of
a large cantaloupe for the Israeli Air Force  ATG  air
to ground weapons (back then first generation 1980
Popeye I). 2000 and later around a small cantaloupe
size for Dolphin sub weapons.  Today it is about the
size of  small grapefruit as it can fit into an IDF Army
artillery shells,  also under sea mines, land mines &
F-16 air to air aircraft missile ordinance.  The Arrow
3 SABM  (surface to air Anti Ballistic Missiles) have
been modified to carry nukes in both the Defensive
role missile as well as the Offensive IRBM version's.
Jericho III ICBM's  are now also fitted with the latest
compact size nuke version       according to several
foreign military sources like England's 'Janes.'


Further to the above is a    revolutionary scientific break
through by an American teenager in April 2013 whereby
a totally new process to      recharge a capacitor battery
is accomplished in a fraction of the time.      Cell phones
instead of 4+ hours can now be fully charged in less 20
seconds while an electric car running only on   batteries
instead of overnight is now only 15 minutes! So Dolphin
subs with this amazing technology can 1/2 recharge in
under 1 hour and full charge in 4 short hours tops !

The first steel for     three boats was cut in April 1992
and the boats were laid down in October 94,  April 95,
December 96 for completion in July 1999,   November
1999 and July 2000 as the Dolphin Leviathan and the
Tekuma. First 2 subs were fully donated by Germany,
which also paid for half of the costs  for the third boat.
2005 2 more Dolphin class submarines were ordered
with options on 3rd to be delivered in 2009. Currently
these are the most expensive weapon platforms in all
of Israel's arsenal apart from nuke weapons program.

Dolphins are enlarged version derive from the Type
800 export class, except  internal revisions, to permit
the new incorporation of nuclear weapons & so that
underwater Seal Teams can leave & reenter the sub.
It is also likely that the boats are fitted with the latest
Triten/Spike  anti-ship/helicopter/drone SAM system.
The new submarines, ordered in 2005,  all have AIP
air independent propulsion systems.   Allowing them
to stay submerged for weeks instead days at a time.     
Primary anti-ship and anti-submarine    armament is
the STN Atlas DM2A4-ER   Seahake  a Fiber Optic
guided torpedo carrying 260-kg (573-lb) warhead to
a range of 14,215 yds in active mode at 35 kts, or to
28Km (6 miles) in passive mode at 27 kts.   Delivery
of the complete DM2A4 package from Germany, the
numbers of NT37E torpedoes are included in a reg
torpedo fit.    Torpedo tube-laid mines both conven-
tional and nuclear are an alternative to the standard
torpedoes and other weapons that can be launched.
Up to 5 UGM-84C Sub-Harpoon underwater launch
cruise missiles of Israeli design (Popeye I&II) manu-
facture are fitted with conventional / nuke warheads.
Along with 6 X 533mm (21") conventional tubes,  all
of these subs  also have 4 X (25") tubes   optimized
for the launch of Seal Team delivery vehicles SDVs. 
Carriage liners are provided so that these tubes can
also be used, as NATO conventional torpedo tubes.

Left Popeye I ALCM Air Launch and 
Right Popeye II SLCM Sea Launch
Nuclear Ballistic Cruise Missiles
In U.S. A. it has long been speculated by the CIA and
DIA that the 650mm tubes could be  intended for any
ballistic missiles armed with nuclear warheads.  This
suspicion was fueled by two Israeli request for Toma-
hawk cruise missiles in 2000.  Tomahawks can have
ranges of over 600 kilometers while nuclear versions
can even fly about 2,500 kilometers.  But the Clinton
administration rejected the request twice.   This why
the Israelis developed  ballistic missiles  of their own
design today such as Popeye Turbo SLCM. Nuclear
carrier type missiles are readily available in the  INS
Dolphins. Contrary to official assumptions, HDW did
build the Dolphin submarines with  newly developed   
Hydraulic Ejection system instead of compressed air
ejection system. This process, water is compressed
with a hydraulic ram which is now     state-of-the-art.

Terminal Phase Air Launch    Vertical ICCM Version

Resulting pressure is then used to catapult weapons
out of torpedo shaft.   Resulting momentum is limited,
however & it isn't enough to eject a    three to five ton
midrange missile out of the ship at least according to
insiders. Not so with lighter weight missiles weighing
up to one ton like the Popeye Turbo or the American
Tomahawk, which weighs just about that & the nuke
warhead is included.   There are indications that the
Israelis wanted to keep open   option  of future more
voluminous developments in naval warfare.

Popeye II Turbo Latest Long Range Version

Part 5: The German Atomic Question:
                    No Questions EQUALS No Problems

The Germans don't want to know anything about that.
"It's clear to each of us,   with out anything being said,
that all Dolphins had been tailored to the needs ofthe
Israelis and that could also  include nuke capabilities,"
says senior German official involved during  Kohl era.
"But in politics there're questions that it's better not to
ask,because the answer would be a problem."To this
day, former   German FM Genscher and    former DM
Volker Ruhle say I don't doubt that Israel has equiped
the subs with nuclear weapons. For their part experts
with German military, the Bundeswehr,   do not doubt
nuclear capability of the submarines,   but they doubt
whether cruise missiles   could be made on the basis
of the Popeye Turbo II that could fly 3,500 km (1,500
miles). Military experts suggest, that the Israeli govmt
is bluffing, in bid to make Iran believe that the Jewish
State already has sea-based second-strike capability.
That alone should force the Tehran to commit consid-
erable resources to defending itself.    First person to
publicly voice suspicions that     German government
was still supporting Israel in its nuclear weapons pgm
was Gansel, from Kiel. Saying ito German parliament,
SPD oposed shipment of      "submarines suitable for
nuclear missions" to the  Jewish State,   even though
Germany itself has  no nuclear weapons of any kind.

The German government did make at least one stab
at clearing up the nuclear issue. It's 1988, DM Scrty
Lother Rühl, in a visit to Israel,asked then DM Ehud
Barak what the   "operational and strategic purpose
of the ships" was.  "We need them to clear maritime
maneuvering areas,"  Barak replied.        The Israeli
mentioned the Egyptian naval blockade  of the Gulf
of Aqaba ahead of 6 Day War. Israelis wanted tobe
armed against such a step, he said.  &  it did sound
very plausible.   Every German administration been
keenly aware of how     explosive these  issues are.
When the German Finance Ministry    had to report
the funds for the 2006 financing of sub  #4, #5,  the
ministry officials were clearly squirming.     Planned
weapons system is "not very suitable for the use of
missiles equipped with nuclear warheads.     These
submarines are therefore not being  constructed  &
equipped for launching nuclear weapons," reads  a
classified document from     Finance Ministry State
Secretary Karl Diller    to the Bundestag committee
dated Aug. 29, '06. In other words, the government
was saying that Germany delivered a conventional
submarine & what the Israelis did with it afterwards
was their own business. In 1999 Secretary Schulte
wrote the German government could not   "rule out
armament for which operating navy has  capability,   
following appropriate retrofitting."

Conflict between Israel and Iran has intensified steadily
since 2006. War is a real danger.     leadership & Kirya
(IDF Pentagon) said never again and For months Israel
hasbeen preparing many governments around the world
as well as the international public,   for a bombing of the
nuclear facilities at Natanz, Fordu and Isfahan using cut-
ting edge conventional, bunker-busting weapons.    PM
Bibi Netanyahu and his DM E Barak are convinced that
the "window" is now closing which such an attack would
be at all effective,  as Iran is in the process of moving its
nuclear enrichment activities deep below ground.  In the
controversial poem "What Must Be Said" Grass said the
submarines,  "whose specialty consists in their ability to
direct nuclear warheads toward  an area in which not a
single A-bomb / has yet to been tested,"   as potentially
decisive step towards a   nuclear disaster in the Iranian
conflict. Poem got an international No. Comparing Iran
& Israel 'wasn't brilliant, but absurd' said German Guido
Westerwelle. Netanyahu spoke of an 'absolute scandal'
& his interior minister banned Gunter Grass  from enter
Israel. But some people agreed with author.Gansel, the
SPD politician, says that Grass has triggered an impor-
tant debate, because Bibi's 'talk about preventive war'
touches on difficult aspect of international law. Reality
It's unlikely Israel will use a submarine in a war with Iran
as long as Tehran doesn't have nukes though the Israeli
government has considered using Samson Option on at
least 2 occasions in the past. Countrys military situation
following Egyptian & Syrian surprise attack during 1973
Yom Kippur War was so desperate that PM Golda Meir
as the Mossad reports has revealed    'ordered her DM
Moshe Dayan to prepare several nukes for combat and
deliver them to air force units' Just before the warheads
were to be armed, tide turned. Israel's forces gained the
upper hand on the battlefield and the WMD   made their
way back to their hardened deep underground bunkers.

The 1st hours of the '91 Gulf War, an American satellite
registered that Israel had responded to Iraqi Scuds bom-
bardment by mobilizing its nuclear forces Israeli military
analysts had briefly thought the  Scuds  might be armed
with poison gas. It's certain that Israel would have acted
if Scuds came with nerve gas on residential areas. Bibi
& Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei,  definitely
know just how close   world stands today to a new war.
Israeli prime minister and Khamenei have "One thing in
common," says Walther Stützle,  former state secretary
in Germany's Federal DM:   'They'll resort to conflict as
last resort. Israel knows when it attacks, then Iran slips
out of the aggressor role & into that of victim' UN won't 
provide mandate that would legitimize  such an attack    
meaning Israel would be on her own.  Latest is 2014 to
2015 time frame an audacious attack by the  IDF-AF of
nuclear armed drones,     some launched from torpedo
tubes to minimize IDF fatalities & POW's.            All the
while keeping eye out for  Islamic Caliphate  encircling
the homeland by over taking  Golan Heights, Lebanon,
Jordan, Hezbollah and Hamas in Gaza / Sinai. Sheesh!

Dead Israel sympathy doesn't trump a live victor. Stützle
said. The friendship he now believes, requires  German
chancellor to stay Bibi's hand to prevent him from a last
resort to armed attack. Germany's sworn real obligation
is to protect  Israel   and includes protecting the country
embarking on world war scenario."   Schmidt went even
further, long before Grass.       "No one dares to criticize
Israel out of the fear of being accused of anti-Semitism,"
former chancellor told American historian Fritz Sern. Yet
Israel is a country, Schmidt suggests that "it makes for a
peaceful solution very problematic  just by virtue of who
Israel has for peace loving neighbors that are all smiles,
pleasantries and Oh, DECEIT. With a 60 long yr history
of policies on building settlements  (Gaza, Judea, Sinai,
Samariai) U might wonder why this issue was only raise
4 years ago!    The current chancellor it seem has allow
herself to essentially be taken in   by this Israeli point of
view. I wonder whether it's feeling of closeness with US
policies, or nebulous moral motives, that led Chancellor
Merkel to state in '08 that Germany bears responsibility
for security of the State of Israel. From my point of view,
this is a serious exaggeration, 1 that sounds very nearly
like the type of obligation that exists within an alliance."
Schmidt considers   it plain that Berlin has no business
participating in adventurous policies and he draws clear
boundaries:     "Germany has a historic responsibility to
make sure that a crime such as the      Holocaust never
again occurs.      On the other hand Germany does not
have a 'protectorate' responsibility for Israel."  From the
start,        Merkel viewed the matter differently from her
predecessor Schröder,  who approved delivery of subs
number 4 & 5 with options on a  6th  in his last working
day in office in '05.  With Chancellor Merkel, there was
never any doubt that    she would do what Israel asked
even at     cost of violating Germany's own arms export
guide lines. Rules amended in '01 by the SPD coalition, 
do allow weapons to be    supplied to countries that are
not part of the EU or NATO in the case of         "special
foreign or security policy interests."  But there is a clear
regulation for crisis regions:  Rules state that supplying
weapons     "is not authorized in countries that are now
involved in conflicts    or where there's a threat of one."
There no question that rule would include Israel. Which
didnt stop the PM from making a deal for delivery of sub
#6.  Merkel wasn't deterred by Bibi "NO" to compromise.


Part 6:     So Called Deal for Submarine Number Six
or really Rather #7 #8 #9 August 2009,     Netanyahu, 
had recently been re-elected as PM     as head of the
conservative Likud party and came to Berlin.        Bibi
explained to Merkel how important the      submarines
were for Israel; that wherever an Israeli looks    North,
South, East,    there is no strategic hinterland to work 
with & only air space & sea  to serve as buffer zones.
'We do need last 3 subs to have 3 subs in each port' 
participants in the meeting say Netanyahu told Merkel
during Berlin visit,coupling request that Germany cost
share these subs, as it had previous ones. Israel  just
completed another Military Chiefs reassessment in '07
based on the vast new oil &   gas fields discoveries in
2006 and needed to expand both   her naval assets &
patrolling capabilities to  protect them making final set
of 3 Dolphins an imperative & not a luxury. Also1 each
of the original 1990's Dolphin I series would join two 2
of the newer Super Dolphin II's at each of the 3 Israeli
naval bases.Merkels response has 3 specific requests
in exchange.   First Israel should halt all it's settlement
expansion on conquered '67 Palestinian land and 2nd
the government should    release tax collections it had
frozen which belong to PalestinianNational Authority 3
Israel must allow construction of a   sewage treatment
plant in the Gaza Strip funded by Germany to continue.
Critical factor Merkel added was absolute discretion. If 
details leaked out deal would come unglued,  because
resistance from the Bundestag too much to over come.
These 2 leaders agreed    that German diplomat Chris
Heusgen & Bibi's security advisor Uzi Arad would work
out the details. Arad can be some what up set at times.

Fact was that Arad was supposed to be leading these
negotiations,  delayed the talks over these subs once
again.  In the end Bibi asked Yoram Ben-Zev, Israel's
ambassador to Germany to help. So Ben-Zev returnd
to Israel November  2011. Standing outside his home
in Zahala, Tel Aviv suburb   when his cell phone rang.
It's Jaakov Amidror Bibi's new security adviser.    'Are
you sitting down?' Amidror asked. I am standing in my
neglected garden Zev replied. Bibi has one more req-
uest, Amidror told him. 'Germany is ready to sign the
sub deal. You need to go on the next flight to Berlin'

Ultimately, Ben-Zev and Heusgen agreed on the final
details over the phone &   the contract was signed on 
March 2012,  at the Israeli ambassador's residence in
Berlin.  DM Barak flew in especially for the meeting &
Rüdiger Wolf, state secretary in the Federal Defense
Ministry, signed for German government.    Since the
Israelis had new current financial problems,Germany
made further concessions by agreeing to paying $170
million dollars 1/3 of the sub's cost & to allow Israel to
defer payment of its part until 2015.  But Bibi dutifully
expressed thanks with hand written letter.Disappoint-
ment with in the Chancellery running high as Bibi has
ignored Merkel's requests.      Israel settlement policy
continues unabated and yet progress has been made
on the Gaza sewage treatment plant.Then Israel also
released Palestinian tax money.   Merkel reached the
conclusion there's no point  pushing the euro agenda
further to Bibi since he's sure not to listen in any case.

But should the German government take this as cause
to halt sub production? That'll send Israel a signal that
German support comes with STRINGS,     but it would
amount to showing less solidarity &    that's something
Merkel doesn't want.Chancellor missed an opportunity
to use one of the few sources of leverage the German
government has at its disposal to     exercise influence
on a Israeli government, which behaves like occupying
power on some Palestinian territory.   Next submarine,
Tannin was launched May & delivered February 2012.

RAHAV Super Dolphin II Now On Oil Rig Patrol

Rahav Above followed year later in April 2013 with the
last in the 2nd series of 3 Super Dolphins called  GAL,  
now to arrive in 2015,    which happens because of an
early build start date while awaiting IDF-Navy contract
negotiations in 2005.   New submarines are especially
important for Israel because they'll come equiped with
a technological revolution the AIP Fuel Cell propulsion
that allows the subs to work more quietly than ever for
longer times of extended under water missions.Earlier
Dolphin class subs had   surface every 7 days to start
the diesel engines to power up their batteries for con-
tinued underwater travel. We now have a new type of
propulsion system, which doesn't require the frequent
surface breaks  resulting in vastly improve submarine
capabilities.  They'll be able to travel underwater four
times as long as the previous Dolphins their fuel cells
allowing them to stay below the surface for over    27
days at a time.  The Persian Gulf off the coast of Iran
is now no longer out of  operating range of the Israeli
sub fleet & all thanks to the   quality engineering from
Germany. In Haifa port the Tekumah's diesel engines 
have a distinctive low hum, just loud enough that you
carry on  normal conversation. But once at sea under
combat conditions when the sub is runing full combat
operation and all systems are functioning cleanly"you
can hear a pin drop."   The Tekumah can easily plow
through water at speeds over 25 knots,   a sleek and
powerful predator. But the real skill,  says the officer,
"comes in the low speed operations carried out near
enemy coasts where the Israeli Navy  works covertly
and where the Tekuma and the other   Dolphins can
approach their targets with great     care and moving
gracefully but steathly below the sea as if on  tiptoes.

The naval officer sees his submarine as "One of the
places where Israel is being defended"  and his very
determined tone leaves no doubt   he will take what
ever action necessary if he considers his homeland
to be under attack.The Israeli Navy needed the last
3 of these nine German boats he says. He followed
the controversy over the Günter Grass poem & was
surprised by the intensity of the debate.   His family
originally came from Nazi Europe  his grandparents
managed escape before the Holocaust,  fleeing the
Munich suburb in 1934   and later becoming part of
Israel's founding generation.   "We can never forget
the past," he says, "but we can do everything to pre
-vent a new Holocaust." This naval officer will likely
be needed to serve onboard submarines   for some
time to come. In Israel, Berlin & Kiel,   are all talking
about the fact that the     Israelis have now ordered
their 7th 8th & 9th  Super Dolphins thus completing
an emerging strategic nuclear Wolf Pack.

Concept Type 800 Sub    Camouflage Paint Dolphin 

The 20 major Upgrades and Enhancements as follows:

1. New 7 blade designed super cavitating propeller for
    the most efficient now in use anywhere, which won't
    only NOT produce any bubbles but,  nor any sound.
    This also provides for higher dash speeds  & longer
    ranges than original German specifications.

2. 7 blade arrangement of  'X' rudder layout Dolphin II's

3.  Lowering the pair of dive planes from sail position to
     forward area of    hull for quicker performance when
     diving and surfacing.

4.  New generation of more efficient rechargeable long
     life submarine state-of-the-art batteries.

5.  Ten forward tubes to include the famous dedicated
     extra large SIX tubes to accommodate nuke tipped
     Popeye II 3000mile inter continental cruise missiles

6.  Under development & to be deployed a new TUBE
     launch IAI stealth UAV unmanned aerial vehicle

7.  AIP  (air independent propulsion)  that will make for
     conventional subs more like nuclear with stealthlike
     operations for Weeks instead of just 1 week.

8.   AIP allows for silent running that is more quiet than
      even current nuclear submarine technology.

9.   State-of-the-art sophisticated communications and
      passive / active detections systems.

10. New techniques & systems that allows resupplying
      at sea without surfacing or returning to home port.

11.  Inclusion of submerged offensive attack systems
       against helicopters, aircraft and even drones.

12.  Passive Low Frequency Towed Array Sonar for 5
       different offensive / defensive systems:
       a, Decoy from other subs confusing the enemy.
       b. High pitch secure sensors for UHF comm links
       c. Listening devices for cell, TV, radio, & encrypted
       d. Torpedo, mine field detection, or self destructing
       e. Device to replicate making enemy think there are
           hundreds of subs attacking (swarming effect).

13.  Quarter space for Seal Team equipment launch 
       using a 'hydraulic' ram launcher system on tubes.
14.  Special 650mm tubes for launching seal teams
       but also retrieval of same all while submerged.

15.  Non metallic hull for stealthier operation thats
       non sonar detectable properties incorporated.
16.  Also from Lavi advance aircraft prototype secret
       project of stealth adoption of contour smoothing,
       irregular radar returns/false signature    illusions.

17.   2 breakthrough periscope designs will prevent
        above water line detection             Each with :

18.   a. Zoom capability, UAV Centric system link,  for
            BVR beyond visual rage or detection.

19.   b. Computer Centric Systems can take GPS and
            real time link with friendlies      (tanks, aircraft)

20.   Inclusion of Protector II & III  USV system to have
        Typhoon, Chain Gun, Spike guided missiles with
        both the    Fire & Forget or Fire & Update modes

Then there is the new optional Dolphin Adaption of a 
piggyback waterproof deck carrier for Protector 2 & 3


Arrival TANIN with PM Bibi     Tie Up Ceremonial Pier

Prime Minister Netanyahu at the Tanin arrival Sept 2014
above left and tie up of    Super Dolphin II at Ceremonial
Haifa Pier on the right.    This marks  start of the second
squadron   AIP equipped Super Dolphin II's entering INS
service. The Rahav followed November '15.   The Dakar
will arrive ahead of schedule now set for late  2017  due
to more crew availability   and hands on familization with
Super Dolphins in inventory & on patrol.    Each Dolphin
now has  TWO  complete crews for rotation and R & R.

Rafael Protector I USV        RCWS Spike Missile/Gun

The key date here is for the contract of the Second set
of 3 Super Dolphins of 2005 and the order just recently
for 3rd set of 3 not signed until 2012.  2005 was for the
Second set of 3 subs    and not some lame trumped up
media excuse of 6th Sub.  There followed an economic
wind fall of huge oil & gas reserves discovered    within
Israel's territorial waters   that now needed protecting &
defending in 2006. Note by 2006 talk of supposedly 6th
sub for a quoted  $1.8 Billion   (which is ridiculous for a
non nuclear powered sub)  because these half billion $
subs were always discounted by the    German govern-
ments to about $330 million a piece in Israel's case.

Therefore $1.8 billion    was referring to the last set of 3
subs.  Germany always recommended to all their export
customers buy submarines especially this sophisticated
Dolphin class in sets of 3;   one in port while the other 2
were operational. It should be pointed out here that any
Diesel-Electric  sub cost only a fraction of their big nuke
powerd attack Virgina SSN-774 class  US Navy ballistic
submarines @  1.3 Billion bucks each for the next 2020
delivery order of 30 subs.     Also we are talking 40,000
tons vs 2000 tons for Dolphin 2!  What really transpired
here was   3rd  Israeli order for last 3 subs were indeed
what was being debated   and finally took till early 2012
to resolve the financing,   Third set of 3 was included in
2006 accords but,    for later delivery with times of 2015,
2016 and 2018 so would be funded  by the new income
streams of fuel exports which came on line 2013. Mean
while back over at IDF-AF    a transition period was fast

IDF F-15I RA'AM Thunder    IDF F-16I SUFA Storm

approaching it's F-15I Ra'am (Thunder) air superiority
fighter and the F-16I Sufa (Storm) tactical interceptor,
both of which are more advanced than even what the
USAF has, was set to be over taken by the 1st sqdrn
of Stealth F-35's.  By 2006 the F-35 arrival was to be
2012.  The IAF air staff later in 2012 felt it could hold
it's own against any regional power,   pending arrival
of the next generation stealth  F-35B fighters in 2016
IF an interim fix could be found.   This would be more
of a match against Muslim brotherhoods forming now
in Egypt, Gaza, Lebanon or  Shiite Iran & new radical
Muslim military take over's in Syria and Turkey. Don't
act surprised as some leaders 2face antics are legion
as one took his NATO provided secret info on Iranian
sources and leaked at least  half dozen spies deep in 
Iranian government who in 2013  immediately hunted
down, tortured and hanged.  Both Lebanon & Jordan
are facing daily challenges by     Muslim Brotherhood
and could be toppled at anytime. Now there are daily
estimates of over 200000 Syrian refugees wandering.

Enter Israeli AF ADIR F-35I

IDF AF F-35-I ADIR Stealth Fighter Interceptor

First 10 F-35I's for the IAF  are now on the production
line out of 50 for  1st   3 squadrons that'll be assigned
to three different locations   around the country under
ground facilities at    Nevatim AFB Negev installations.

IOC Squadron Patch
IDF-AF F35I stealth each  @  $150 million dollars for  
IAF version  F-35I  with a unique electronics package.   
First pair to arrive landed   Dec 14, 2016    at new IAF
underground Nevatim AFB outside Beersheba, Negev. 
IDF-AF ADIR first 5th generation stealth aircraft.   The
squadron will be operational with 10 a/c by Dec 2017.    

Adir Photo Album - Click Here

Above, first flight over Israel, 1st test flight, late
night arrival due to dangerous weather and 1st
week training begins on F-35 air to air refueling

First 13 Adir's will be USAF F-35A models followed
by the remaining 50 as indigenes F-35I versions
which will have the unique Spice missile system, 
the $400,000 Elbit helmet & a complete command
and control suite, Rada self protection, Elisra all
aspect warning, jamming, kill system and stealth
jam proof com link; all Israeli developed systems.

IAF ADIR JSF F-35I Elbit F-35 Training Center

A follow on order for an additional 50 VTOL F-35BI
is agreed to by the new Trump 2017 administration
and Defense Secretary Mad Dog Mattis.

F-35I's Over The Gallilee

     PLEASE SEE BELOW  R.M.A. added section !
Israeli Air Force strikes in the Sudan on  Iranian arms
dumps during 2012 & 2013  and air strikes on Syrian
chemical weapon depots      not being detected were
just prolog for    long range stealth penetrations plan
on Iran nuclear weapons facilities late winter of 2014.
Perhaps the most telling example of the IDF posture
had with Dolphin technology was secret underwater
attack on     Latakia Syrian naval installation amidst
a Russian naval flotilla off shore, by a single  Super
Popeye Turbo II SLBM     that scored a direct hit on
an entire Syrian inventory of50 Yakhont P-800 naval
attack missiles on July 5, 2013.  These Mach-2 anti
ship / oil platform   Russian 4 ton missiles are being
addressed in both the    Meko corvettes & SAAR 85
mini corvettes with a new generation of      "C-HEL"
High Energy Laser Questions of how developed the
Israeli cruise missiles guns from Rafael with the Iron
Beam series in  500 & 1,000kw twin beam weapons.  
If it weren't for the fact that White House purposeful
leak to CNN, then none would have known what all 
devastation & destruction was all about since Israel
Russia, Turkey      and even Syria have denied any
knowledge about this incident without comment! 

Want proof Obama administration is worried Israel
might go it alone to take out Iranian nuke programs,,, 

Chairman Of US Joint Chiefs & Commanding General IDF Forces
12th Meeting In 2 Years General Martin Dempsey
on the Left and RIGHT Raf Aluf Benny Grantz

IAF 5th Generation 1st Joint Strike Fighter

Adir Photo Album - Click Here

Israel has been known to cloak events, materials and
movements especially when it comes to Israel's small
country's survival,    seemingly against the rest of the
world's indifference.  The're 100's  reports some from
Israel's own military publications of a pair of AIP subs
negotiated during 2005  signed in 2006 for a delivery
early 2010. That Time-Line seemed very reasonable.
Then its announced in major Israeli newspapers that
BOTH subs had arrived early were in-country during
2009 & in the process of being fitted out with millions
of $   worth of the latest 'Israeli' military sophisticated
armament. These two Super Dolphins may Not have
been the expected Tannin & Rahav but rather Karish
(Shark) & Hatrigon (Sting Ray).      It was also stated
around Christmas 2009 in Bahamaneh In The Camp
IDF military magazine Israel now had 5 Dolphin subs
total. Then there was an early 2012 launch of Super
Dolphin TANNIN which makes her 6th. Next in 2013
Super Dolphin  RAHAV  arrived making her the   7th
Dolphin. 2017 is the arrival of the 8th Dolphin called
Dakar.  That only leaves 9th and last in the wolf pack
series - BARRACUDA remaining but left in obscurity
as to its status. 9 Dolphin class ballistic subs makes
for an awesome deterrent 'nuclear  wolf pack' and a
regional naval contender for sea supremacy.  Then
when you factor in nuclear war head inventory north
of 600,    many regional would be enemies may pay
terrible price for miscalculation & in retaliation.  Just 
how many of this arsenal is nuclear artillery, nuclear
mines both land, sea,    air to ground attack nuclear
weapons, nuclear torpedo cruise missiles & Jericho
III ICBM's has to keep some    potential adversaries
awake for months if not years.      'Walk Softly AND
Carry A Big Stick'  is the motto for the 2000 century.  
Rumors circulating is there's a rushed delivery date
for all     Wolf Pack Super Dolphins to be on station
and patrolling   those valuable oil and gas areas by
the time these fields come on line 2013  then reach
full production by 2015 which could change political
landscape if not the world at least the whole Middle
East  which seems in a constant political up heaval,
civil war & trampled human rights.  Not a very good

Israel Now Is An Oil Exporter ! 

Israel will now celebrate Saturday 30 March 2013 as 1st
day they began self reliance for petroleum production for
all domestic needs    as well as a sizeable export market
which challenges    Russian Eastern Europe dominance
and Arab leverage among Asian   and Indian oil markets.

A Real Game Changer - Energy INDEPENDENCE

Enter SAAR 6   (VI)

4 New German OPV Corvette

Four German MEKO CSL F221 Stealth Corvettes were
under contract at end of 2015  to act as the new Israeli
Naval Service flagships of the Haifa & Ashdod fleets. A
couple of names for two of these corvettes:  then try on
EXODUS & UNAFRAID for starters! Begin arriving 2018
2,000 tons, 90+ meters, 2X Typhoons, 76mm Oto Melara,
 Barak 8 SAM, Iron Dome Naval, MF-Star 3D SARadar.

Below 2013 acceptance of first two of  9  new stretched 
'J' version of the Hercules transport that in the IDF AF is
called Shimshon  Samson   which is program to replace
all existing 35 yr old versions in inventory.  Coincidently
purchase number is 9,  Just like the Dolphin fleet !

Fleet Of 9 C-130-J  Samsons    Osprey MV-22 Oil Rig Patrol Craft

IAI SkySniper Air to Surface   IAI Gabriel V 5th Generation

US Sec of Defense Chuck Hagel (pic right),   told his
Israeli counterpart defense minister    Moshe Ya'alon
middle,  that first of 5 deliveries of 1/2 dozen   MV-22
marine variant   Osprey VTOL's   fully equipped with
Israeli electronics, countermeasures & sophisticated
encrypted communication gear;    to be expedited for
delivery in the next 18 months to coincide with     the
expanded role of patrolling    new oil platforms being
erected off Tel Aviv & Haifa shore.  MV-22 classified
roles:  sub crew transportation, Sinai / UAV joint ops,
forward edge of battle insertions.  Also the 2 Defese
Ministers signed a  secret MOU and IAI will be given
the first of many billions of $  of F-35I stealth aircraft
wing sets for all world sales.  Over 811 wing sets at
three billion dollar agreement  was inaugurated at a
new plant dedicated to assembly line stealth aircraft
parts for the IAF F-35I's    and now world wide F-35
sales for All wing sets! Above left first 2 IAF C-130J
features glass cockpit,  hi tech props  and a 30 foot 
extended cargo floor to more than double the lift !

It's really amazing how Hezbollah, Hamas, PLO and
all;    are always knocking themselves out to proove
just how much of a terrorist they are:       Because,.. 
Stupid Does Not Seem To Know He Is So Stupid!

Finally Comes The German Stealth Corvettes
First they were Ordered, went on Hold, then were back
ON, then Off. You Following? OK, now ON once again,
back OFF and ON ? Wait, there's no money! Then late
in Oct. 2014    German Government OK'd the 30% INS
discount on all  4 MEKO CSL Stealth Corvettes for the
new gas and oil EEZ fields off the Haifa  - Jaffa coasts.
The 4 ships will be delivered   in about 3 years with all
state-of-the-art local Hi-Tech systems.

Now Enter Israel Navy SAAR-85 Mini Corvettes
At over 50+ knots and 350' in length;   a very quick trip
around the horn   would be a most unpleasant surprise, 
you would think,   for any would be hostile enemy state
or neighbor wouldn't it?         So now we have this new
contender to contend with: ISL  Israel Naval Shipyards  
(more precisely Not the coast guard OPR variant)  but
a revolutionary new Israeli Mini Naval Stealth Corvette
version that is called...
Meaning 85 meters (± 300') length named after Israeli
popular naval  series of Surface Advanced Armament
and Reconnaissance (SAAR), warship is 85m (280 ft)
in length. Mini Corvettes high speed 50kt missile craft
to replace aging    10+ Reshev Saar 4 & 4.5 currently
in inventory for the past 30+ years.  SAAR 85 feature
vertical launch IAI Barak-8 SAM battery 32 launchers
mid ship, twin Typhoon RCW 30 cal guns, 1 Phalanx
point defense radar controlled Gatling gun,  anti-ship
torpedo's, DBW (directed beam weapons),   portable
missiles & ECM equipment.    All stealth with applied

SAAR 85 Locally Built 300' Israeli Navy Corvettes

slanted angled whole ship surfaces, finishes, recessed
exhausts, radar integrated mast     to disguise emitters
(EW, ECCM) and passive sensors (ESM, ECM).     We
Remember,   that Stealth does not mean invisibility but,  
loss of radar return / signature so as to avoid detection
& any vulnerability to enemy retaliation.     Includes the
IAI Elta EL/M 2258 ALPHA    multi purpose, multi mode,
multi mission phased planar array radar.  Latest Italian
OTO Melara 76mm SuperRapid     14km range unman
radar directed main ship canon & all mounted in a new 
stealth designed cupola housing.

Dedicated Off Shore Oil Field EEZ Defender   

Dual hanger holds 2 gunship or SAR / UAV helicopters 
plus one more on the helo pad.     Israel Shipyards will
accomplish all the outfitting of necessary offensive  air 
defensives radars clandestine communication weapon
kits, electronic warfare suites & gear. They'll also outfit
the ship's 50+20 crew quarters combat centers storage
areas, lockers & operational & common areas.Because
of sophisticated weapons systems such as the Barak 8
Gabriel V,  Spike &  Phalanx CIWS guns this 1,000 ton
corvette would be 1 of the  most deadly warship acting
as command & control ship for each fleet.  State-of-the
-art radar by Elta EL / M-2258 ALPHA  active array will
give these ships  beyond horizon capabilities in a radar
centric system.   Also pair of Rafael TYPHOON remote
unmanned gun systems    would be part of the gun mix. 
Israel Shipyards will expand  and hire over a 1200 new
permanent workers. Now Greece & Cyprus are already
on board politically for orders on the      SAAR-72 OPV 
configuration with Israeli weapons getting customers   
Much like ongoing AEW  (Airborne Electronic Warning) 
planes whereby   IAI / Grumman G550 series   of aerial
surveillance &  warning aircraft, that're now considered
world class are an Israeli / USA    joint sucessful export
arrangement through  US - DOD in Washington. That's
despite competition costing 4 - 5 times as much.   Even
Russia wanted to buy but got a US Veto just like China
did 5 years ago.  Seems Asia isn't too comfy with North
Korea's ICBM test,  especially since they're now armed
with nukes. Guess  no one is      remembering how well
UN & NATO did to prevent our  North Korean/Pakistani
erstwhile friends from obtaining nuclear bombs despite
so-called unbearable iron clad   international sanctions.

Today most nuclear navies are assigning subs in 3's so 
1 is in port while other 2 are  deployed and with 3 Israeli
ports in question this 9 sub wolf pack fits quite well with
that model.  In addition to these Saar 85 Mini Corvettes
there's also a  SaarV class corvette attached to each of
3 ports   (INS Eilat 501,  INS Lahav 502, INS Hanit 503),
plus all the assorted   Dvora and Shaldag missile boats
along with the new Protector 2's seen below...

Stealth Protector 2 Unmanned Surface Vessel USV

Rafael and Israel Naval Staff are developing USV Hybrid
Above enlarging Protector from   9 meters to   11m   and
boosting speeds from  50mph to  60+ mph in sea state 3
waters.     They are adding Sea Spotter that has ground
breaking technology enabling    high reliability detection
any naval threat and itself remains totally stealthy while
emanating no radiation signature at all  to enemy forces
or their concomitant radars.    These will be assigned to
port daily operations but, combat duty off coast of Gaza
and deployable from Saar V, new SAAR-85 & C&C fleet
flag ships on order.

This, is why Polynoms take on   a strategic significance
with this many new & different size ships, vessels, subs
but now disguising arrivals and departures.Below using
INS naval technique      of mass drone USV's Swarming
formations of KATANA units now in Israeli Navy service.

USV Protector 3 by IAI Stealth Weapons Drone 

OK,  One last poin it's been reported that Israel Ship
yards and I.N.S.  have begun water tests of an up till
now an undisclosed stealth     reshaped  Protector 3
naval intel / weapons drone that's impervious to both
Sonar and Radar.    Heavier weapons load has been
fitted including Spike,   30mm cannon, water cannon,
360 degree day/night sights and very low observable
in shape, color and dimensions.   Now the U.S. Navy
expressed interest in 2014     and is under going real
world trials but with HEL high energy lasers.      Very
soon all military branches     are going to incorporate
these   unlimited energy type   ammunition that have
Zero Costs,  just needing electricity, like the Dolphin
I & II's!  Unlike the RAFAEL built Protector series this
new Protector 3  is built and developed by IAI  (Israel
Aeronautics Industries)  & will be Exported under the
product name KATANA     Unmanned Stealth Vessel
use with national (EEZ)  Exclusive Economic Zones.


INS Dolphin     INS Leviathan  INS Tekuma

INS Tannin       INS Rahav        INS Dakar 
INS Hatrigon    INS Karish        INS Gal           



GAME CHANGER - R. M. A. by Gideon Afek
As Israel contemplates the simmering neighborhood
that seems yet again, as volatile as ever, there is an
issue of great economic & military significance that's
cooking within the Israeli defense establishment. So
from time to time,  signs of it boil over into the public
discourse, usually following some media initiative. It
is not yet recognized,  but this is taking place in the
earliest stages of a Revolution in Military Affairs.

It regards Israel’s purchase of the F-35I Stealth JSF
Joint Strike Fighter.     This is newest generation of
Western fighter planes,   promising all sorts of vast
improvements & advantages,  amongst them, radar
evading “stealth” technology.   The F-35 is the last
word in Western aerospace technology & one may
go on and on      describing all its various bells and
whistles, which are cutting edge. F-35I Adir can be
equipped with a wide variety of systems,   many of
which are optional & customer specific.       These
systems influence      price of aircraft with Israel to
cost around $150 million per aircraft.

The aircraft is designed to replace several different
types of aircraft and the United States has the inten-
tion of buying over 2400 of them, with several other
countries invested heavily  in the development and
procurement. Program is said to be now running at
twice the original projected cost,    at $400+ billion,
according to the US GAO. It's also way overdue by
up to five years late & counting with numerous yet
unsolved technical problems.  Costs are not under
control and development  is still far from complete.
Despite this, aircraft has been put into production.
For many of those countries invested,   all of their
fighter eggs have been placed into one basket as
currently no other   Western “5th Generation” a/c
fighter now available or under development   with
the exception of Japans possible project. The US
had a viable alternative in the form of the      F-22
Raptor an extremely impressive aircraft so secret
that a law was passed forbidding its export to any
ally country.     It is superior in many performance
parameters to F35. Its production was terminated
after only 187 aircraft. Had it remained in low rate
production, the US would have had an alternative
to  F-35 that is in many ways superior,  at roughly
the same cost. President Obama killed  F-22 pgm
& in July 2009 threatened to Veto the entire F-35
project, if the F-22 wasn't cancelled. Final aircraft
rolled off the line in 2011.  F-35 is already to start
equipping training squadrons in  US even though
development has not been completed. Numerous
problems beset  aircraft,  mainly Helmet Mounted
Display System, bad software, maintenance costs
as well as variety of other unsolved snags.  Flight
test program far from complete & without a doubt,
issues will continue to arise as it progresses, thus
delaying operational readiness    and inflating the
spiraling price tag.   Israel’s involvement with this 
program is a story unto itself.   Israel refrain from
joining program as a Tier 1-2-3 partner,    mainly
due to the requirement to invest billions of dollars
in development    and thus forgoing any rights to
determine aircraft configurations,    integration of
local weapons or avionic systems or participation
in production. When officials in the IAF & defense
ministry woke up to this reality, they embarked on
a vociferous and loud campaign  to turn back the
wheel, but got in return critical local EW, state-of-
the-art weapons systems & co-production rights
with all wing assemblies. 811 sets in fact.    This
campaign was successful   and in an impressive
achievement, not only will unique Israeli systems
and weapons be integrated into the Israeli  F-35I
Adirs, but local industries will receive huge share
of the production of the planes. Cost is exorbitant
at almost $3 billion of  $14 billion defense budget
going to buy the first squadron of 20 planes. In all
countries that are planning    to order the aircraft,
debates rage as to whether the purchase should
go ahead, mainly due to the high cost. Countries
like Canada,      have reopened their new fighter
selection program, Netherlands has withdrawn its
commitment to buy   the F-35 and Italy has down
sized its order. Within Israel it is not clear to what
extent this debate exists as much of it occured be
-hind closed doors, though several relevant news
articles have appeared in the press.  On the one
hand the aircraft is the most advanced in   world,
has stealth characteristics     and gives Israel an
unprecedented edge  that maybe only Turkey in
the region is foreseen to possess.    It'll be a key
component in    IAF during the initial days of any
conflict,      when the air defense systems of the
enemy need to be tackled first,   to allow any Air
Superiority be gained an then     Air Dominance.
The fact that the F-35I is part of the IAF order of
battle has enormous deterrent value. Even radar
technology is also developing and the full stealth
advantage is only expected to last unchallenged
for 5 to 10 years, after which the aircraft will rely
more and more on its electronic warfare    (EW)
systems for protection.    Aircraft is only stealthy
when its weapons are stored internally, allowing
for a very limited weapons load. When additional
weapons are carried externally stealth advantage
is lost &  aircraft carries some 5000 pounds less
ordnance than     veteran IAF version F-15I for a
much significantly shorter range. Combat radius
on internal fuel is given at 580nm,    while F-15I
does just under 800.    Some assert that the 4.5
generation”   Sukhoi Su-30 and Su-35 can over
come F-35s,  but that of course is unproven talk.
Currently no hostile Arab air force comes close
to challenging the IAF    even without the F-35I.
Saudi Arabia & Egypt   have large and modern
fleets of aircraft, but these are unlikely to meet
the IAF in battle. In any event the Israelis enjoy
a very large advantage in    abilities of their air
crews.   Looking at the cost of the aircraft, one
can only wonder  what future holds for the IAF.
According to foreign sources, the IAF has some
226 F-16C/D and F-16I aircraft and   25 F-15I’s.
These aircraft are multi role fighters, capable of
both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions,   just
like the F-35.  Oldest of these were acquired in
the 1980's &  will be due for replacement in the
next decade or so.    In addition there are some
150 older F-16's and F-15's  mainly used in the
air-to-air role &  these are some forty years old
and more.  If the IAF was to replace all of these
without reducing its numerical strength,    some
400 high performance jets must be bought, with
the only candidates being the F-35 and any un-
manned UAV stealthy drones.     Cost could be
astronomical but with the new giant   Oil & Gas
fields now coming  on line there is now funding
hope at the end of the tunnel. Obviously a much
different solution is needed. This is approaching
Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) coming in. A
RMA is defined by the US Army War College as
“a major change in    nature of warfare, brought
about by the innovative application   of new and
newer technologies that combined with dramatic
changes in military doctrine and operational and
organizational concepts,     fundamentally alters
the character and conduct of war.

The Revolution in Military Affairs consists of Four 
warfare areas: Information Warfare,   Dominating
Maneuver, Precision Strike & Space Warfare” In
this case we are specifically talking about field of
Precision Strike. In all probability, role of manned
strike aircraft will increasingly    be taken over by
Unmanned Aerial Systems  &  surface-to-surface
precision guided ordnance.   In very recent times
dramatic changes  have been taking place in the
field of precision guided artillery, rockets, mortars.
Artillery, rockets & mortars    have always been a
statistical weapon, that's, for a target to be struck,
a number of rounds now need to be fired, usually
involving a complicated series of time consuming
corrections until    required accuracy is achieved.
Now with the advent of GPS guided ammunition,
it is possible to strike an unobserved  target with
a single round. The components that can largely
replace manned strike aircraft,  are the rocket &
cruise missile. Hamas, Hezbollah,    ISIL Islamist
radicals have reverted to   use of cheap rockets,
as  result of their spectacular lack of success in
the operation of piloted aircraft and naval ships.
These have been    in the form of anything from
the crude Qassam rockets,   Scud & El-Hussein
ballistic missiles fired by Iraq in the '91 Gulf War.
Large ballistic missiles typically had an accuracy
(known as Circular Area of Probability CEP)  of
between 3000 to about 100m.     Just to demon-
strate where all this is heading,    Chinese have
recently adapted a ballistic missile to the role of
lethal aircraftcarrier killing ordnance by coupling
it with a precision guidance system, in the form
of the DF-21 Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile. The ad-
vantages of such missiles are    that no aircrew
are endangered, they're relatively cheap. Their
disadvantages are that while a manned aircraft
can be used for thousands of sorties,  a rocket
can only be used - ONCE.      Therefore a very
large quantity   must be bought and maintained.
They're also vulnerable   before launch & when
in storage.    Rockets are largely dependent on
the GPS network which isn't controlled by Israel.
For full control, Israel would have to develop  &
launch several new technology  Tec - Star  sat-
ellites of its own.  Despite drawbacks, the case
is very strong.   Imagine with what ease Israelis
could strike at Iran with absolutely no risk to air
crew, when using ballistic missiles with conven-
tional two ton warheads and pinpoint accuracy
against hardened targets.  This would be more
effective than any manned strike,      as aircraft
typically don't carry such heavy warheads.  The
IDF can largely replace its manned strike aircraft
with a force of rockets    and ballistic missiles of
various sizes. This involves a large investment in
infrastructure as well as a significant   expansion
of the navy as a launch platform. The navy must
be exploited for this as tiny Israel doesn't possess
depth to adequately hide a large force of rockets
and missiles. The air to air mission will in all likeli
hood remain partly a mission for manned aircraft
together with a force   of advanced surface to air
missiles. Close Air Support, EW reconnaissance
will probably move to UAV, leaving perhaps only
the various transport roles     to manned aircraft.
These changes are relevant to air forces world-
wide,   and as aircraft become unaffordable and
technology ripens, the era of manned air forces
is about to pass. This will be the next RMA and
it is closer than many believe.   Militaries are al-
most always deeply  conservative organizations
and often resist change. Israeli Air Force carries
immense prestige and political clout within the
defense establishment. It is unclear at what rate
the decision makers in the IAF will embrace such
change if at all & it is also unclear at what rate
will other defense establishment decision makers
accept such change.   Will it be very gradual and
therefore costly or will it be taken up quickly? Many
political and personal factors will be involved here
and therefore it is  very difficult to say. It basically
involves a massive     downsizing of the budget &
manned component of the IAF  and it is likely that
there will be great resistance to any such a devel-
opment.   The US military aid, spent in the United
States, for Israel will also be an obstacle.   It dulls
incentive of finding  a more cost effective solution
to the strike capabilities of the IDF.     The're also
those within  US military industrial complex who'll
not welcome reduction or cessation of this funding.
There's very little justification for buying more than
two squadrons of   F-35I's that is until the bad Iran
deal in July 2015,       with an offer of a bonus free
squadron plus funding of the Ospry & C-130J new
purchases. Indeed, only argument that many com-
ponents (mainly wing sets) are planned to be man-
ufactured in Israel and in order to “earn” this work,
numbers will be bought up. Bottom line is however
that the F-35 is too expensive to fully re-equip the
IAF & newer technologies offer drastically cheaper
and more effective solutions.    What is required in
order to lead this revolution with in Israeli defense
establishment is a strong leader who'll be capable
of navigating the process while resisting   adverse
pressure both from     US mainly Lockheed Martin,
the government, possibly Boeing & the   Israeli Air
Force.   With some foresight & exploitation of tech
-nology, it's possible to save the country billions &
billions of dollars while not compromising any of its
military strength or deterrence.

Operation Samson 06/04/2012 from web page:

Stark Differences Between AIP  Dolphin II ABOVE
And Smaller NON-Israeli Type 800 Below

Handover Ceremony Above from 1990's with 'X' Tail

Super Dolphin II TANNIN with 7 Blade 'X' Rudder

Dolphin II GAL Preparing for 2016 Sea Trials
4 Articulated Fins & 3 Standard non Moveable Fins

Type-216 AIP Series Cutaway w/Triple Deck Layout

Assembly hall for Type 800 sub KARISH foreground

Export 212 prototype cutaway Old 'T' style rudder
Israeli Navy SSN/SSK HybridSubs
             Nuclear Armed / Hunter Killer

Top Latest 6 Super Dolphin II's
Dolphin II with 7 blade rudder, 7 blade prop 
Below Original 3 Dolphin 1 Subs,
Smaller series 'X' rudder layout

TYPE 214 export version cut away schematic


Rare Look @ Dolphin I Series Weapons Bay 
Original Dolphin w/ 6x 530mm + 4x 650mm

10 Year 27 Million $ Complete Over-haul  

INS DOLPHIN Out On 2012 Patrol after Refit

Dolphin Class LEVIATHAN During Sea Trials  

Eilat & Dolphin Gulf Maneuvers   RIGHT  NLOS SAM       

Super Dolphin II AIP series RAHAV Prior to launch

Here Massive Size of Super Dolphin II

Super Dolphin II AIP series Dakar  fitted out
Now With 10 Tubes: 4x 530mm + 6x 650mm

Export 4 Blade X Rudder & Larger Dolphin II 7 blade  


$100 Million Concealed Naval Base    View from South
According to the IDF spokesman's office main
publication Bahamaneh (In The Camp) the new
Polynom project is a huge state-of-the-art hanger
like structure that will house the new Israeli Naval
Fleet including 3 nuclear armed subs Dolphin 1 &
II at each of 3 different ports (Haifa, Eilat & Ashdod)
along with other missile ships, SAAR 85, Meko CSL
F221 and SAAR V, Protector 2, 3 USV SAR assests,
depot facilities, maintenance yards, warehousing 
storage areas, munitions bunkers, naval air assets,
replenishments & commando/MV-22 Osprey support
facilities. This multi year $100+ million venture at 3
different port locations covering both the Med and
Red Seas and to provide for the first time a two front
capability without regard to the Suez Canal and the
Muslim brotherhood rise to power in 5 nations and
counting surround 1 lone Jewish state in the world.
Stealth corvettes from ISL stealthy German subs,
nuclear material from French production equipment
and SAAR V FMS warships by Ingalls shipbuilders
La. American sources. Below US Army Corps of
Engineers rendition of the new Haifa naval base.   

Covered Naval War Ship Berths
These new facilities involve drying out over 130 
acres in the middle of Haifa and Ashdod ports as
well as starting a new Eilat naval facility at an un-
disclose location along the Red Sea. China
recently won a tender for a dual rail line from Red
Sea to Med Sea as a land bridge alternative to
the Suez Canal, rail and a new Eilat commercial
shipping terminal as well as a new major 3rd naval
/ sub base. One thing is for sure, you can bet the
three subs assigned to the Red Sea / Indian ocean
are all going to be the new Super Dolphin II types.
Along with the SAAR 85 CinC corvettes joined by
Eilat SAAR V class along with a flotilla of missile
boats, some of which have on board attack heli-
copter capabilities and unmanned Protector 2 and
3 INS-USV's (unmanned surface vessels).   

Above Artist Concept New Haifa Naval Port
Polynom Naval Project. Which puts undercover
the comings and goings of the IDF Naval fleet
especially the ballistic nuclear armed sub Wolf
Pack. It accommodates each of the 3 fleets in their
home ports & will house repair, refitting & routine
maintenance work on all vessels. Air assets are at
collocated in near-by airfields in bunkers.