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Israel: A Future Sub Builder?

by admin on August 20, 2014

In the race to keep up with neighboring navies, Israel has taken a prudent middle course, developing indigenous solutions for low-end craft, and reaching out to other nations to provide more complex ships and submarines. Though Israel has done very, very well buying ships and subs overseas–Israel will, within the next few years, begin the […]


In America’s arcane and endless doctrinal debates over amphibious warfare (examples here and here), one constant shines above all–the incessant Marine Corps call for large-caliber fire support from the sea. To “big gun” fire support advocates, the little “popguns” on America’s Littoral Combat Ships, Frigates, Destroyers and Cruisers don’t seem to matter at all in shore […]


Hey, is the IDF integrating the submarine fleet?

by Craig Hooper on September 28, 2010

The IDF is facing a manning problem. According to Ha’aretz, the Israeli Defense Forces’ sub fleet is working to expand the submariner pipeline, growing from three sub teams to a total of ten. Are women going to be a part of this new cadre? Look, finding enough guys capable of completing the grueling training cycle […]


Enter the Littoral Combat Boat (LCB):

by Craig Hooper on February 18, 2010

Israel has a lot invested in doing littoral combat right.  And, right now, the IDF is sending their Merkava Main Battle Tank to sea in LCTs. Rather than call the LCTs mere landing craft, why not call them Littoral Combat Boats (LCBs)?  That’s what they are. Look. There’s plenty for IDF littoral combat forces to […]

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