German subs delivered to Israel

Two new German submarines, whose missiles could reach Iran, have been delivered to Israel.

The submarines, ordered in 2005, reportedly can launch cruise missiles carrying nuclear warheads, according to the French news agency AFP.

An Israeli military spokesman, speaking off the record, confirmed the delivery of the two Dolphin-class submarines, known as U212s.

Israel reportedly now has five submarines from Germany, which donated the first two subs to Israel after the 1991 Gulf War. — jta