The Israeli Navy is typically mum on its activities. In a shocking reveal this week, the Israeli Navy admitted that most of its submarine fleet has been active and operational for the first time in years.
According to data presented by the Navy, 58 percent of the amount of time Israeli submarines spent at sea were within operational deployments. The remaining 42 percent of time was used for training activities. In 2012, operational deployment figures were at a mere 36 percent. Similar numbers were also accounted for during the 2011 and 2010 years. In 2013, Israeli submarines conducted 54 special operations, which is a sharp rise from previous years. Special operations included deployments off the Lebanese coastline as well as missions lasting several weeks that took the submarines thousands of kilometers from Israeli water. More