Israel Seeks German Missile Boats

Israel’s Defense Ministry is looking for more money to purchase four German missile boats to protect the country’s offshore gas fields.

Israel Seeks German Missile Boats for Offshore Protection

Israel’s Defense Ministry is looking for more money to purchase four German missile boats to protect the country’s offshore gas fields.

The Defense Ministry plans to ask the Finance Ministry for an additional $853 million to buy the vessels. The Cabinet has tasked the army with protecting the privately owned gas fields, but has yet to discuss financing.

Israel’s national security adviser visited Berlin last week to discuss the deal, but is also discussing the issue with gunboat manufacturers in South Korea and the United States.

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Source: Maritime Executive.

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