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    A nomadic desert people are we. That's why.
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    Any update on Israel's fifth submarine? Will Israel get the fourth and fifth submarines this year?

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    Great pics xyz_zyx

    You served in the Armor Corps right?

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    Hi, I'm new!
    I have some question about the Israeli Assault Rifles.
    Tavor is the new star in town but is it really a better weapon than Galil?
    I’ve learnt that Galil was rather expensive and the US offered huge amounts of M-16 for the price of a chewing gum. The result was the widespread use of the US weapon but I have my doubts whether it is really the better weapon than Galil.
    And now comes Tavor. Just for some special units? And in what units they still have Galil? Tank crews?
    All of them have 5.56mm. So what is the choice to use what weapon in the IDF units?
    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosy View Post
    Great pics xyz_zyx

    You served in the Armor Corps right?
    Yep, as a tank gunner and later on as a combat medic.

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    To MakkabI
    Hi!
    Tanin is nearing completion of sea trials and some last hand finishing of the yard. It should be delivered about February this year to Israel.
    Rahab will be officially "christening" about May 2013 and then start sea trials (from Frederikshaven Denmark). It should be delivered to Israel about one year after Tanin - about Feb. 2014.
    Construction of the sixth boat will be started sometime this year. We will see it not before 2018 in Israel.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo54 View Post
    Hi, I'm new!
    I have some question about the Israeli Assault Rifles.
    Tavor is the new star in town but is it really a better weapon than Galil?
    I’ve learnt that Galil was rather expensive and the US offered huge amounts of M-16 for the price of a chewing gum. The result was the widespread use of the US weapon but I have my doubts whether it is really the better weapon than Galil.
    And now comes Tavor. Just for some special units? And in what units they still have Galil? Tank crews?
    All of them have 5.56mm. So what is the choice to use what weapon in the IDF units?
    Thanks in advance
    Galil has left the building long ago.

    M-4's has been replaced by Tavors in some infantry brigades and idependant battalions, Micro-Tavor (IWI X95) has been chosen a standard assault rifle for all IDF combat units. It is slowly replacing the regular C.TAR and set to replace M-4 in other units as well.

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    As the temperature in the northern region drops and snow covers the ground, the soldiers of the Golani Brigade keep their heads up as they continue protecting Israel's borders.

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    @zyx_xyz, thanks for sharing your pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [MakkabI] View Post
    Any update on Israel's fifth submarine? Will Israel get the fourth and fifth submarines this year?
    The 4th sub is in Israeli hands, it is officially commissioned and will enter service shortly (crew training/final refits are underway atm). The fifth will enter service in late 2013 or early 2014, the sixth is due to enter service in 2015 or 2016.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloo View Post
    The 4th sub is in Israeli hands, it is officially commissioned and will enter service shortly (crew training/final refits are underway atm). The fifth will enter service in late 2013 or early 2014, the sixth is due to enter service in 2015 or 2016.
    "In Israeli hands" it is since the official ceremony in May 2012! That does not mean it is at Haifa! Tanin is not yet in Israel! - I live near Kiel .
    2015/16 for the sixth is totally unrealistic. The last two were ordered in 2006. Work began in 2007. 5 1/2 year later the Tanin was leaving the hall! And another year for trials!
    So do the math! Work has even not yet started! You will have this one not before 2018 in Israel! Every bet.
    Keep patience

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    Not really IDF, but here's Benjamin Netenyahu playing in the snow...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP57JPo9xXo

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    The 1960s strike back...

    EDIT: Maybe NSFW

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeWolf View Post
    The 1960s strike back...

    Ah the women of my mother's age group ... wonderful.

    Not too sound like a prude - albeit I will now proceed too sound exactly like one - this maybe on the boundaries of NSFW.

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