WATCH: Israel Navy missile ships down vessel from long-range

Navy drills a scenario on the northern front, "where we located an enemy vessel and destroyed it as quickly as possible."

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 7, 2016 20:58

Israel Navy shoots down vessel in exercise in July 2016 (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

Israel Navy shoots down vessel in exercise in July 2016 (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

 
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The Israel Navy on Thursday released footage from a recent training exercise in which two missile ships downed an out of use naval vessel.

Capt. Ziv Rom, commander of the Navy's Third Flotilla described the exercise:"This scenario took place on the northern front, where we located an enemy vessel and destroyed it as quickly as possible."

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Rom said that the Harpoon anti-ship missiles were fired from great range, "almost from the maximum range of a missile ship."


Rom said that all of the flotillas ships were taken out to sea during the two week exercise and drilled on all possible scenarios: providing help to the ground forces, operations on the coast and operations deep in enemy territory.

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