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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Israeli Navy is 'ready for any threat that comes its way'

“Hostile terrorists activities, shoot to kill,” screamed the commander of a Devorah attack ship, Captain Tomer Katzir, during the combined training session of naval commandos that took place recently at the Ashdod naval base.

Four Devorah class attack ships of the Ksif commando unit took part in the training exercise, which created multiple simultaneous attack scenarios for the soldiers. Some of the scenarios included the kidnapping of a soldier and the Hannibal directive, attack divers penetrating into Israeli territory from the southern Mediterranean, and towing damaged boats.

“Continuity is a strength that exists in the Navy,” said company commander Lieutenant Colonel Liv Zilberman. “We train with different units in order to maintain a high level of performance from the soldiers, both ours and theirs. We therefore train using complex multi-level scenarios. The primary goal of this exercise is to maintain the level of readiness and alertness for emergency situations that can and do arise.”  (READ MORE)