תאריך: 17/11/15    
מחבר: אוראל אלחדד

“When I look at the platforms are empty, because a large part of the Navy Seal is operational,” said the Commander of Squadron 3, Colonel Ziv. “This is a challenging task, but at the same time, you feel an enormous sense of satisfaction when you know you’re watching over Israel’s security.” This week indicates that 3 Squadron, missile boats flotilla (סטי”לים), 48 years anniversary. Over the years, the squadron participated in numerous operations and missions, mostly while maintaining absolute secrecy, and most will never sound.

3 Squadron history fraught with operations and battles – often whole systems for the good of the State of Israel. They changed the way the State of Israel, the IDF captured sea and around the world. From the Cherbourg boats escape ‘ rocket ships, purchased by IDF but in France during the military embargo and boleto under the noses of the French holiday Christmas Eve in 1969, through the Yom Kippur war and battles the first sea missiles in history to operations like operation four species ‘ full exposure in recent years, including the IDF captured ships were cargo containers full of weapons destined for terrorist organizations in the Middle East.

In the 48 years since its inception, recorded many changes ranging from renewing fighting systems and, through developing the combat doctrine unique to sea arm to purchase new missile ships. As part of the newly implemented in Israeli commando 3 in General, emphasis is placed on the shilobies between the arms. “In recent years we’ve been doing the מ’חיל sea ל’זרוע sea ‘ perception ‘,” explains Colonel. “It means that today we are focusing on cooperation between the arms, shaummar is helping put the Warriors in the arm. It is a collaboration with a common language and common operational plans. “

48 years of interoperability

The new concept is the only change in the Navy. “The Navy is moving well in terms of process intensification Hamel and Leigh the sailing we have”, said Colonel. It refers to a model missile boats sa’ar 6 designed to get to Israel at the end of 2018 and will be a step up in terms of significant capabilities of the Navy to defend the country and Israel’s economic waters and to perform more complex tasks than did so far.

Despite the enormous development and change in cruising for 48 years, when you look at the 3-day flotilla and 48 years ago, it’s still the same flotilla, explains Colonel. “At the end of the day what makes her and makes her one of the IDF’s operational units are not ה’גבריאל missiles or cannons, but most people who serve” quality.

Translated from Navy website

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