|Names:||INS Dolphin||Commissioned in 1999|
|INS Leviathan||Commissioned in 2000|
|INS Tekuma||Commissioned in 2000|
|Cost:||First three: $320 million per submarine.|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Manufacturer:||Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) (Kiel, Germany)|
|Surface Displacement:||1,565 tons|
|Submerged Displacement:||1,720 tons|
|Propulsion:||MTU V-16 369 SE84 Electric-Diesel|
|Dive Speed:||20 knots|
|Length:||56.4 m (185 ft)|
|Beam:||6.75 m (pressure hull diameter)|
|Height:||12.7 m (41.7 ft)|
|Draft:||6.2 m (20.5ft)|
|Dive Depth||350 m (1148.3 ft)|
|Hull Material:||Pressure Hull|
|Range:||2,700 miles (4345.2 km)|
|Armament:||10 x bow torpedo tubes (4 x have 650mm diameter that could provide the capability to launch swimmer delivery vehicles; with liners, these tubes can be used for torpedoes. The 4 tubes can also be used to launch long-range nuclear-capable submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM). 6x tubes are 533mm diameter to launch DM2A3 torpedoes.)|
|Missiles||Popeye Turbo cruise missile (conventional or nuclear warheads)|
|UGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile|
|Mines||Can be armed with mines|
|Sonar/Sensors:||Elta surpface search radar operating at I band.|
|Sonar suite includes CSU 90 hull-mounted passive and active search and attack radar.|
|PRS-3 passive ranging sonar|
|Weapon control system: ISUS 90-1 TCS provides automatic sensor management, fire and weapon control, navigation and operation.|
|Countermeasures/ Defenses:||4CH(V)2 Timnex electronic support measures system.|
|Combat history:||Reportedly used to target a contingent of 50 Russian made Yakhont P-800 anti-ship missiles in Syria on July 5, 2013.|
|Notes:||Smaller than the newer Dolphin 2 class.|
- “Israel Submarine Capabilities,” Nuclear Threat Initiative, July 29, 2013.
- “Dolphin Class,” Military Today, Dec. 5, 2013.
- “German-Israeli Dolphin AIP Sub Contract Signed,” Defense Industry Daily, Aug. 24, 2006.
- “SSK Dolphin Class Submarine, Israel,” Naval-Technology.com, Net Resources International, Dec. 5, 2013.
- Christopher P. Cavas, “Israel’s Deadliest Submarines are Nearly Ready,” Defense News, August 14, 2014.
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