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Israeli, American naval commandos train together

In annual exercise, two sides practice parachuting into sea, boarding and overtaking enemy vessels

Elite soldiers from the Israel Navy joined forces with US Navy SEALS last week in the latest in an ongoing series of joint exercises involving the two countries’ armed forces.

The Shayetet 13 Naval Commandos, Sa’ar 5 missile ships, Naval Special Warfare vessels and other Israeli Navy sea craft took part in the drills.

The forces trained for situations such as parachuting into the sea, boarding and overtaking enemy vessels.

Israel’s Head of Naval Operation, Brigadier General Ido Ben Moshe, said, “The cooperation between the two navies is reflected in annual joint exercises, visits and the mutual transfer of operational knowledge. During these joint exercises, professional relations are forged that benefit both sides on a strategic level.”

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