MEMO : Israël signe un contrat de plusieurs milliards de dollars pour des sous-marins allemands

Sailors of the German Navy during the launch of a new submarine in Eckernfoerde, Germany [Morris MacMatzen/Getty Images]

Israël a conclu hier un accord pour acheter trois sous-marins au géant industriel allemand Thyssenkrupp [sic] pour 3 milliards d’euros (3,4 milliards de dollars), a rapporté le Times of Israel.

« I would like to thank the German government for its assistance in advancing the agreement and for its commitment to Israel’s security, » said Defence Minister Benny Gantz. « I am confident that the new submarines will upgrade the capabilities of the Israeli Navy, and will contribute to Israel’s security superiority in the region. »

Part of the cost of the submarines will be met by the German government in accordance with an agreement signed between the two countries in 2017. LINK TO ARTICLE