Arab intelligence sources claim that an Israeli Navy submarine last Sunday openly crossed the Suez Canal, Kan 11 News reported on Monday. Several Israeli businessmen, including confidants of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a former commander of the navy, are suspects in a graft scandal connected to the purchase of the warships and submarines from German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp. Fleet strength in 1967: Below are following the known and listed strength of the Israeli Navy at the eve of the Six Day War, Yom Kippur, and the Gulf War. Dec 29, 2020 Two submarines set off from different ports several weeks ago, heading in the same general direction: Iran.One was the US Navy’s guided-missile submarine Georgia, a nuclear attack sub. One was the transit (apparently last week) of an Israeli Dolphin submarine into the Red Sea. (Moshe Shai/Flash90/JNS) 371. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen at a welcoming ceremony for a new submarine, Rahav, at the Israeli navy base in Haifa, on January 12, 2016. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy also sent a message of force to Iran by sending a nuclear submarine across the Strait of Hormuz. Submarines were signal to Iran. The Israeli Navy's submarine fleet is currently the third-largest in the Middle East, behind Iran and Turkey which both have fourteen.. Israel has four Dolphin-class submarines in use with a fifth scheduled to arrive in Israel by the end of 2013 and a possible sixth to be added in 2014. The reported move by the IDF Navy comes as a similar manoeuvre was undertaken on Monday by a US submarine. The Dolphin class is a diesel-electric submarine which was developed and constructed in Germany for the Israeli Navy's specific needs. However, the need to protect Israel’s recently-established gas rigs in the Mediterranean against missile and terrorist attacks presents the Israeli navy with a profound challenge. More recently, a new class of submarines was ordered on the same principle (to be built in Ingalls, UK), and derived from the German type 212, but finally built in Kiel in 1997, Dolphin. The other was an Israeli-flagged sub, a diesel-powered Dolphin-class submarine often used for intelligence collection, that crossed the Suez Canal three weeks ago. The IDF refrained from commenting on the report. (Kobi Gideon/ GPO /File) According to … Israel is generally tight-lipped on any further details about its submarine fleet, which is considered an elite part of the navy and requires years of training and commitment to serve in. An Israeli navy Dolphin-class submarine in the water off the coast of Haifa. Israel’s navy is the smallest branch of the Israel Defense Forces. The Dolphins are homeported in Haifa, on the Mediterranean coast, and rarely move to the Red Sea for deployment. SHARES.