מחבר: אוראל אלחדד
41 years ago today the Savoy Hotel attack, during which three soldiers were killed and eight civilians by the Fatah organization of attack strings starting with eight terrorists infiltration into Tel Aviv’s beaches by sea using rubber boats. They took over the hotel in Tel Aviv and took guests hostage. Five hours from the beginning of the event the hotel Bay of Sayeret Matkal force and began the neutralization of terrorists, and which eliminated seven terrorists. The attack was the first time that Fatah organization carried out the attack using infiltration by sea. To take on the terrorists were dispatched two ships sea arm, ins mivtach and jumps, they arrested her and arrested her. One of the most significant lessons generated from the event is the creation of גס”י-sea tours, flight cooperation unit of the sea wing with air force.
Following the tremor in understanding event to increase the control and detection range. For this purpose the establishment of גס”י and ה”שחף aircraft, which are chemical detection and discovery systems. Using these systems perform single marine tours fighters for reconnaissance and maritime picture, with the domination of the coast. Today גס”י the escorts sailing sea arm during operational activities and provide an accurate marine. The unit is subject to Navy missile cruisers, but works cooperatively with other sea arm units. גס”י responsible for” extending the domination of arm span the sea by air patrols, “said Deputy Commander, Capt. Grace Schechter. “We map the area and then moved to sea ships. We are the only ones who do it, hence arises the importance. Necessary to establish that only when 41 year ago attack exists today because of the threats of Israel. “
The unit reflects the strong cooperation between the air force wing. Members include international captains, pilots and naval warriors who have special training in order to serve as the air. In recent years incorporated into vulgar also fly Heron unmanned aircraft complement of ה”שחף”, thus expanding the scope of activities of the unit and improve its capabilities significantly. The unit is a unique service. Warrior should be proficient in either arm of the sea and in the air force. Warrior are discovered while preparing rocket ships, fighters and the best are selected. Then they undergo additional training lasts 18 months, until the full appraisal.
Translated from Navy website