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Israel Navy Completes Major Drill

Aug. 1, 2012 - 04:23PM   |  
By Barbara Opall-Rome   |   Comments
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Tel Aviv — The Israel Navy on Aug. 1 concluded a months-long surface fleet drill that included live missile launches, simulated combat with enemy forces and interoperability with the Israel Air Force.

Dozens of combat ships took part in the eastern Mediterranean drill, including the service’s three Sa’ar 5 corvettes and older Sa’ar 4.5 and Sa’ar 4 missile boats, an Israeli military spokesperson said.

In an Aug. 1 statement, Vice Adm. Ram Rotberg said the drill involved “various complex scenarios” that “enhanced (our) ability to contend with enemy threats.”

He added, “The fleet’s combat soldiers demonstrated impressive capabilities and are ready for any task required of them.”

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