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Samson Program Arms Subs With Nuclear-Tipped Cruise Missiles, Says Report

June 04 2012


Government officials in Berlin say the Israeli navy has been arming its German-built attack submarines with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, reports Der Spiegel.

The missiles can be launched using a previously secret hydraulic ejection system, said the German magazine.

The German government previously indicated that that it was unsure if nuclear weapons were being deployed on the Dolphin-class submarines.

Former officials told Der Spiegel that they assumed Israel would field...

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