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US Navy to Briefly Reduce Carriers in Persian Gulf

The U.S. aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf will temporarily decline due to unexpected repairs and unusual maintenance problems.

US Navy to Briefly Reduce Carriers in Persian Gulf

Video: Navy Eliminates Global Jihadist, Hamas TV Hit

Special operation targets terrorist Ahmed Nahel. IDF releases footage from missile-mounted cams.

Video: Navy Eliminates Global Jihadist, Hamas TV Hit

Religious and Married on the Navy's Missile Boat

Arutz Sheva met Lieutenant Chen Shalit, a religious naval officer who serves on a missile boat. "This is a mission," he declares.

Religious and Married on the Navy's Missile Boat

Barak and Gantz: IDF Capable of Dealing with Any Threat

Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz speak to naval graduates, say IDF is prepared to deal with any threat.

Barak and Gantz: IDF Capable of Dealing with Any Threat

Chinese Ships in Haifa Honor 20 Years' Cooperation

Vessels anchored in Israel to honor 20 years of cooperation between IDF and Chinese Army.

Chinese Ships in Haifa Honor 20 Years' Cooperation

Commandos Rescue Family on Sinking Yacht near Lebanon

Elite Navy commandos rescued parents and three children whose disabled yacht was stranded dangerously close to Lebanon early Tuesday.

Commandos Rescue Family on Sinking Yacht near Lebanon

U.S. Navy Ship Fires at Boat in Persian Gulf

A U.S. military ship fired at a small boat in the Persian Gulf after it ignored repeated warnings to stop, killing one person.

U.S. Navy Ship Fires at Boat in Persian Gulf

Israeli Navy to Hold Exercises off Greek Island

The Israeli Navy is set to hold exercises using live ammunition off Greece’s Aegean island of Milos with cooperation of the Greek military.

Israeli Navy to Hold Exercises off Greek Island

IDF Launches New Submarine, a Possible Second Strike Weapon

Israel's fourth Dolphin-class submarine -- able to dive longer and go faster -- was launched from a German shipyard on Thursday.

IDF Launches New Submarine, a Possible Second Strike Weapon

Israel Looks to Expand Navy to Protect Gas Interests

With new sea-borne gas finds under threat from Hizbullah, Iran, and Turkey the IDF is looking to expand its naval fleet.

Israel Looks to Expand Navy to Protect Gas Interests

First Flotilla Ship En Route to Gaza

Deciding not to rendezvous with other Gaza flotilla ships, French vessel 'Dignity' is said to be instead sailing straight for Gaza.

First Flotilla Ship En Route to Gaza

Netanyahu Orders Navy to Interdict Flotilla

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered Israel's Navy to interdict the Freedom Flotilla 2, "by any means necessary."

Netanyahu Orders Navy to Interdict Flotilla

Navy Commander: Flotilla's Goal Is to Fight the IDF

The goal of the planned flotilla to Gaza is to fight the IDF and not to bring aid to Gaza, says the Navy.

Navy Commander: Flotilla's Goal Is to Fight the IDF

Iran Says Its Submarines are in the Red Sea

Military submarines entered Red Sea "for collecting information and identifying other countries' combat vessels," says Iran news agency.

Iran Says Its Submarines are in the Red Sea

Israel Agrees to Pay Mark-Up on Sixth Dolphin-class Submarine

Israel has decided to purchase a sixth Dolphin-class submarine from Germany at full price despite objections from the IDF brass..

Israel Agrees to Pay Mark-Up on Sixth Dolphin-class Submarine

PM to Raise Submarines, PA Unilateralism in Berlin

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu goes to Berlin on Wednesday to discuss submarine discounts and curbing the unilateral declaration of a PA state.

PM to Raise Submarines, PA Unilateralism in Berlin

Inquiry to Clear IDF in Flotilla Incident

Turkel Commission will submit the first part of its report on Sunday, will say that IDF’s didn't break international laws on Mavi Marmara.

Inquiry to Clear IDF in Flotilla Incident

Navy Readies for its New Submarines

More soldiers, officers to be trained for submarine posts as Navy readies for two German-made subs.

Navy Readies for its New Submarines

Israel Navy Produces 98th Round of Submarine Commandos

Israel’s 98th Submarine Commando course has ended, marked by a festive ceremony in the Israel Navy Base in Haifa.

Israel Navy Produces 98th Round of Submarine Commandos

IDF Rescues Ukrainian Crew on Sinking Ship

The Israeli Navy and Air Force rescued a crew of 11 Ukrainians whose ship began sinking in a savage winter storm eight miles off Israel’s coast.

IDF Rescues Ukrainian Crew on Sinking Ship

Navy Chief Hints: Secret Ops against Iran-led 'Axis of Evil'

Maj-Gen Marom: 'Navy has had to stretch its limbs to very distant theaters of operations to fight Axis of Evil led by Iran.'

Navy Chief Hints: Secret Ops against Iran-led 'Axis of Evil'

Navy: Unencrypted UAV Signal May Have Caused 1997 Disaster

Navy Commander meets families of 12 soldiers killed 13 years ago in Naval Commando raid on Hizbullah in Lebanon.

Navy: Unencrypted UAV Signal May Have Caused 1997 Disaster

Discovering the Underwater Missions Unit

Israeli Navy Week: Navy releases a collection of exciting photographs from the tiny, little-known, critical Underwater Missions Unit.

Discovering the Underwater Missions Unit

Eiland Team Presents: The Flotilla Incident - Step by Step

Watch the film, produced by the Eiland Team of Experts, breaking down the events of the Turkish flotilla using a timeline, 3D models and footage

Eiland Team Presents: The Flotilla Incident - Step by Step

Navy Foils Major Attack by Sea, Kills 4 Terrorists

Navy commandos foiled an attack from Gaza in the pre-dawn hours Monday, killing four terrorists.The Air Force strafed a rocket launching cell

Navy Foils Major Attack by Sea, Kills 4 Terrorists

Medal for Israeli Commando for Valor on Mavi Marmara?

Israel may award a medal of valor to a Navy commando who saved his comrades during last week's bloody battle on the Mavi Marmara.

Medal for Israeli Commando for Valor on Mavi Marmara?

Israel Submarines Headed for Persian Gulf

Israel allegedly has deployed a permanent nuclear submarine presence in the Persian Gulf to keep an eye on Iran.

Israel Submarines Headed for Persian Gulf

Planning for Iran: Navy Eyes World's First Air-Defense Corvettes

Israel hopes to acquire two multi-mission corvettes that would enable the navy to deploy further from home.

Planning for Iran: Navy Eyes World's First Air-Defense Corvettes

Navy Missile Ship Rescues Yacht

An Israeli yacht was dead in the water between Cyprus and Israel and sent out a distress signal. A Navy missile boat came to the rescue.

Navy Missile Ship Rescues Yacht

IDF Chief to NATO: Join us in Fighting Terror on High Seas

IDF Chief of Staff calls on NATO to fight terror on the seas. Israeli navy chief reveals far reaching operations to stop terrorist arms smuggling.

IDF Chief to NATO: Join us in Fighting Terror on High Seas

Navy Commando Who Died in Training Accident to Be Laid to Rest

Gal Azulai (19) from Zichron Yaakov was taking part in training exercises when his partner noticed he was in distress.

Navy Commando Who Died in Training Accident to Be Laid to Rest

Ship Carrying Iranian Terrorist Arms - Released

The ship captured on Tuesday on which was found a very large Iranian terrorist weapons shipment has been released from the Ashdod port.

Ship Carrying Iranian Terrorist Arms - Released

Navy Intercepts Weapons-Smuggling Ship Off Coast

The Israeli Navy has intercepted a ship that carried weapons for Hizbullah approximately 100 miles off the Mediterranean Coast.

Navy Intercepts Weapons-Smuggling Ship Off Coast

Gaza Heats Up: Rockets Fired, Shots at Sea

Gaza terrorists fired on southern Israel again on Monday. Israel's navy fired on a ship that refused to halt, causing a blaze.

Gaza Heats Up: Rockets Fired, Shots at Sea

Navy Drops US Warship for Made-in-Israel Option

The Israeli navy has dropped plans to purchase U.S. warships and instead is considering starting a home-grown military shipbuilding industry.

Navy Drops US Warship for Made-in-Israel Option