Israeli Nuclear Firepower

Israel is widely believed to possess 90 plutonium-based nuclear warheads and enough plutonium for 100-200 weapons.
In 2016, former US Secretary of State Colin Powell reportedly assessed the Israeli arsenal at 200+ nuclear weapons.

Israel Defense Forces currently possesses a nuclear triad of delivery systems based on tactical aircraft , mobile surface-to-surface missile systems , and diesel-electric submarines.

Israel has several US aircraft types that could deliver a nuclear gravity bomb at a distance of up to 1,650 kilometres , and possibly further with aerial refuelling or aircraft modification.
Israel is estimated to have about 30 aircraft-deliverable nuclear bombs.

Israel’s ballistic missiles are the Jericho II, with a range of 1,500-1,800 kilometres , and the Jericho III , with an estimated range of over 4,000 kilometres.

The Iranian Natanz nuclear facility is 1,800 kilometres from Israel and the Fordow fuel enrichment plant about 2,000 kilometers.
As of January 2018 , Israel was estimated to have up to 80 mobile launchers for its Jericho II and Jericho III missiles and about 50 nuclear warheads for these missiles.

The naval component of Israel’s nuclear triad consists of six German-made Dolphin-class diesel-electric submarines armed with cruise missiles capable of carrying either conventional or nuclear warheads.
An estimated 30-40 nuclear weapons have been allocated to the submarines , with a possible missile delivery range of up to 1,500 kilometres.

In 2016 , the US and Israeli governments signed their third 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on military aid, covering FY2019 to FY2028.
Under the terms of the MOU, the US pledged to provide – subject to Congressional appropriation – another $49 billion in military aid to Israel
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The US Foreign Assistance Act and Arms Export Control Act actually prohibit US economic and military assistance to nuclear proliferators and countries that acquire nuclear weapons.

However , a US president can override that prohibition in the US national interest.
So far , mainly for US domestic political reasons – no US president has been prepared to prohibit US economic and military aid to Israel.

Their biggest challenge, militarily, are so close that having nukes for them completely useless. Nuke Hamas or Hezbollah and you are killing all your population as well. When the target was Iran and other Arabs in further middle east it might have made sense.
Right now they are just a deterrent to those further away not to join the fray.

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