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Israel signs multi-billion dollar submarine contract with Germany

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The agreement includes the purchase of three Dakar submarines manufactured by the German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp.

The contract also includes the creation of a training simulator in Israel and the supply of spare parts. (Reuters)

Israel has signed a $ 3.4 billion contract to purchase three state-of-the-art submarines from Germany.

The Dakar-class diesel electric submarine will be manufactured by German manufacturer ThyssenKrupp and will be delivered within nine years, the Israeli Ministry of Defense announced Thursday.

The procurement “will improve the capabilities of the Israeli Navy and contribute to Israel’s security advantage in the region,” said Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

According to the ministry, part of the cost of the ship will be borne by the German government.

The contract also includes the creation of a training simulator in Israel and the supply of spare parts.

According to analysts, negotiations between Israel and Germany regarding the deal were delayed and complicated by allegations of corruption, including the last purchase of a German submarine by Israel.

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Case 3000

Israeli and German officials signed the arms trade a few days before the Israeli Cabinet voted to establish a government commission to investigate the submarine scandal known as Case 3000.

Notable is the acquisition of submarines and other warships from ThyssenKrupp from 2009 to 2016 under then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Several Israeli businessmen, including Netanyahu’s best friend and former chief of Navy, are suspected of graft scandals surrounding the purchase of naval weapons from ThyssenKrupp.

Netanyahu was not nominated as a suspect in the scandal, but is currently being tried in three other corruption cases.

The newly acquired submarine is not directly related to Case 3000.

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