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Germany and Israel one step closer to submarine agreement

24th October 2017 - 16:14 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London

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Germany and Israel moved a step closer to an agreement over the purchase of three new submarines, following the signing of a MoU on 23 October.

In a statement Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the MoU is strategically important to the security of Israel.

The new submarines, which will be supplied by Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), will replace Israel’s three Dolphin-class diesel electric submarines. The first of the new submarines is expected to go into service in 2027.

The agreement between the two nations has been anything but plain sailing after a series of lengthy pauses in the programme's development.

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