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        5/3/2012, Iyar 11, 5772

      Navy Takes Delivery of Fourth Dolphin Sub from Germany


      With the ceremonial breaking of a champagne bottle, Thursday at the Kiel shipyard in Hamburg, the INS Tanin (Crocodile) was officially transferred from German submarine builders to the Defense Ministry and the Israel Navy and is due to arrive in Israel in 2013, once all the relevant checks are complete. The Tanin is considered to be among the most advanced and sophisticated submarines in the world, and will be Israel's most expensive piece of military equipment.

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