Joint French-Israeli naval exercise

First of its kind exercise between French and Israeli navies prepares both nations for Middle East warfare.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

French-Israeli naval exercise
French-Israeli naval exercise
IDF spokesperson

The Israeli and French navies recently carried out a unique exercise, the first of its kind in France.

During the exercise, the forces from the French Navy, together with the Israeli missile ships, the Etzel and the Eilat, conducted a training exercise that included a large number of scenarios. Including helicopters, artillery fire, training with fighter jets for the scenarios of missiles fired at the ships, a multi-casualty incident and the rescue of the wounded.

During the visit to France, the Commander of the Israeli Navy, Major General Eli Sharvit met with the Commander of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck.

Major General Sharvit said, "In the current era, in which many changes and changes are taking place, the perspective of the Israeli navy must be global. Cooperation with Western fleets is essential and necessary in order to strengthen Israel's security in the maritime arena. Therefore, the joint exercise with the French Navy, which added both new and significant knowledge and capabilities to both sides - constitutes another milestone in strengthening the arm of international action."

"Foreign fleets operate in the Middle East on a regular basis," says Col. Ronen Hajaj of the Navy, "and therefore such an exercise always helps. We are building ties and joint training here and the dialogue with them will be much clearer if necessary. "

"The French brought a large number of planes to the exercise, and that brought a special touch to the exercise," Navy sources said.