Watch: Israeli Navy missile boats complete large-scale drill

Over the past few weeks, combat soldiers practiced different scenarios including conflict with an enemy fleet, threats by local terror organizations and more

Date: 01/08/2012, 5:27 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

The Israeli Navy missile boat flotilla completed a large scale training exercise today, (Wednesday, August 1). During the drill, which took place over the past few weeks, different scenarios were practiced including a conflict with an enemy fleet, threats by local terror organizations and more. Additionally, during the exercise an anti-ship missile was successfully fired.

Combat soldiers of the missile boats flotilla practiced a number of different scenarios and strengthened cooperation with IAF aircraft. This training exercise makes up an important stage in the readiness of the Israeli Navy for different scenarios as all fronts.

Israeli Navy Commander, Admiral Ram Rothberg, summed up the drill and said, “The missile boats flotilla practiced complex scenarios during this exercise and enhanced its capabilities in the face of threats. Flotilla combat soldiers displayed impressive capabilities and proved its readiness to any mission.” 

Admiral Rothberg added that “the Israeli Navy will continue strengthening cooperation with the different units and will continue operating to defend Israel’s waters and the safety of Israeli civilians.”