TEL AVIV — From its newest nuclear-capable submarine to vegan-considerate, leather-free boots and berets, here is a year-end list of 14 programs fielded during 2014, as translated from the official Israel Defense Forces (IDF) website:

1. Hot, healthy, low-fat meals ready to eat (MREs) supported forces for the first time in Israel’s summer 2014 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

2. INS Tanin, the fourth of six German-built, Israeli-equipped Dolphin-class submarines, arrived at its home base at Haifa on September 23. […]