Watch: Joint exercise in naval warfare with US and France

IDF, US Navy, and French Navy hold major joint exercise practicing variety of scenarios in naval warfare.

Kobi Finkler,

Joint exercise with US and France
Joint exercise with US and France
IDF Spokesperson

צפו: תרגיל ימי גדול בשיתוף צרפת

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the US Navy and the French Navy completed a major joint exercise in the underwater warfare Thursday morning.

A senior officer said that for the first time, the French navy was integrated into drills, "and that's unique." The exercise dealt with a variety of scenarios, including underwater mines, hostile terrorist activity (explosive devices, booby trapped ships, etc.).

The exercise itself was divided into two parts. In the first part, a two-week drill dealt with a variety of underwater scenarios, such as explosives at great depths, mines, and more. The second part dealt with hostile terror activity at sea.