02/02/2021 (Tue) 18:29:27
May 14, 2019
Israel: An 'Underwater' Nuclear Power (Thanks to German Submarines)
A state-of-the-art nuclear deterrent?
by Sebastien Roblin
The 2,400 ton Dolphin 2 model is based on the state-of-the-art Type 212 submarine, which features Air-Independent Propulsion technology and swim faster at twenty-five knots. While diesel submarines rely on noisy air-consuming diesel generators which require the submarine to regularly surface or snorkel, AIP-powered submarines can swim underwater very quietly at low speeds for weeks at a time.