posted on Nov, 26 2003 @ 06:27 PM
If you examine israeli naval history, they actually have had quite a bit to do defending their small but very active waterways.
A submarine is much more than just a missile platform. They are the most effective anti-submarine weapon platform available.
An israelis frigate was sunk by a syrian cruise missile in the 73 war.
The Germans make the best diesel electric boats bar none. I find it ironic that they germans are making submarines for the israelis.
With the russians selling Kilos (their diesel electric sub) to anyone with hard cash, oil, or wheat. It only makes sense to improve their ASW
but then again I could be wrong...