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December 8, 2013 3:46 pm

Germany Selling Israel Guided Missile Destroyers as Part of Billion-Euro Defense Pact

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Israeli Navy patrolling the Bay of Eilat. Photo: wiki commons. Germany has reportedly agreed to sell Israel two advanced guided missile navy destroyers as part of a 1 billion euro ($1.3 billion) defense pact between the countries.

According to the German daily¬†Bild, Yossi Cohen, the head of the Israeli Prime Minister’s National Security Council, visited Berlin last week to finalize the deal. A German government spokesman confirmed the visit, but did not describe the nature of the trip.

Israel will apparently use the torpedo-equipped destroyers to protect its vast offshore natural gas fields.

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