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  • 26 March 2012
    Industry news

      According to Israel National News on Wednesday Israel and Germany signed a contract purchasing the sixth Israeli Navy submarine. Among the attendants to the signing of the contact were Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Defense Ministry CEO, Major General (res.) Udi Shani and Secretary of State of the German Federal Defense Ministry, Wolf Rudiger. “Strategically, […]

  • 10 March 2014

    The Israeli Navy said on Wednesday that its commando units had interdicted a suspected Iranian shipment of advanced weapons in the Red Sea. The shipment was said to had been destined for Gaza-based terrorist organizations. The claim was refuted by Iran.   The commandos boarded a Panamanian flagged cargo vessel carrying stocks of 40 M-302 […]

  • 7 May 2012
    Industry news

      According to the writings of the Haaretz, a fourth Dolphin submarine built at a German shipyard in Kiel, has been handed over to Israel on Thursday. The new submarine, dubbed the ‘INS Tanin’ (Crocodile), is said to have a ‘second strike’ capability and ‘a range for everything’, a senior Israel Navy officer confirmed. The […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Industry news

    The Navy of Israel has received a new submarine, INS Rahav, in an official ceremony held yesterday in Kiel, Germany, according to The Dolphin-Class submarine, INS Rahav, is Israel’s fifth submarine of the class. The Dolphin-class is a diesel-electric submarine developed and constructed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG (HDW), Germany for the Israeli Navy. The […]

  • 18 July 2017

    A German-Israeli submarine corruption scandal which has seen seven Israeli officials arrested is threatening to delay the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Israel’s acquisition of additional three diesel-electric submarines. According to a report from Israel’s Haaretz which cited a National Security Council official, Germany has postponed indefinitely the sale of the three […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) arrived in Haifa, Israel for a routine port visit, Sept. 4. San Antonio’s commanding officer, Capt. Randell Dykes, said this visit is a well-deserved break for Sailors and Marines, and for many is the first time they have visited Israel. “If […]

  • 18 July 2011
    Industry news

      Germany and Israel have sealed the deal which provides Israel with its sixth Dolphin-class nuclear-capable submarine. Germany will subsidize… By Gil Ronen (israelnationalnews) [mappress] Source: israelnationalnews, July 18, 2011;

  • 20 November 2012

    The U.S. Navy is sending three warships to the Mediterranean, near Israel in case evacuation of its citizens from Israel is needed, according to the The warships that the U.S. Navy has sent near Israel are: USS New York (Complement: 28 officers, 332 enlisted), USS Gunston Hall (Complement: 22 officers, 391 enlisted) and USS […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Israel Shipyards has launched a new 62-meter offshore patrol vessel built for the Cypriot Navy. The launch took place last week at the company’s shipyard in Haifa Bay in Israel. The vessel will be used to protect the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). “The project is of great importance for the company, and we invested our […]

  • 27 June 2011

    Israel’s security cabinet on Monday ordered the navy to stop an international aid flotilla from breaching a naval blockade on the Gaza Strip… (ahram) [mappress] Source: ahram, June  27, 2011;

  • 6 September 2012

    Somali piracy gives the US and allies an opportunity to maintain massive military presence in the region under a specious pretext, said Iranian Navy Commander ADM Habibollah Sayyari on Sept 4. Iranian Navy permanently tracks all movements of American warships in the Persian Gulf, Sayyari said. According to him, Iran’s intelligence follows all actions of […]

  • 29 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Israel’s unused natural gas potential may be under threat from preying militant groups such as Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Lebanese guerrilla movement, which might require intensified involvement of the country’s Navy in securing the multinational drilling platforms and offshore rigs, Reuters informs. Having in mind the existence of the dangers such groups pose to economic development […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Industry news

    Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Ramta division has won a contract to supply three Super Dvora Mk 3 fast patrol boats to the Israel Navy. The Super Dvora Mk 3, an advanced development of the Ramta Division, is a mainstay of the Israel Navy’s ongoing security activities. The boat is used for patrol, and other operations, […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    India’s state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has awarded Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) an additional, $777 million contract for the delivery on Naval Barak 8 surface to air missiles for the Indian Navy. In September this year, BEL announced it received $1.2 billion in contracts from two shipyards to procure Barak missile defense systems for […]

  • 16 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it has received a contract to deliver its Barak-8 missile system for Israel Navy’s Sa’ar-6 corvettes. The contract was led by the navy, Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the procurement administration in Israel’s defense ministry. IAI will be responsible for delivering the Barak-8 air and missile defense system which […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announced it has completed the development of an additional mission module for its Protector Unmanned surface Vehicle (USV). The company said it performed a series of tests in which a number of Spike missiles were launched from the Protector and hit simulated enemy targets. This was the first-ever missile […]

  • 21 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on June 20 a successful test firing of the LORA (Long-Range Artillery weapon system) from a cargo ship towards a pre-planned target. The tested missile is a long-range tactical ground-to-ground missile developed by IAI’s MALAM division. The weapon system was positioned on a naval vessel far out in the sea to […]

  • 9 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) ships, the flagship, FGS Hamburg, and HDMS Absalon, arrived for a port visit to Haifa, Israel on December 7. The crews of the ships will have opportunities to interact with their Israeli counterparts. On conclusion, NATO and Israeli naval forces plan to participate in a passing exercise (PASSEX) to […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction of a new class of Israeli Navy corvettes started in Germany on February 7, with a steel-cutting ceremony at the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems shipyard in Kiel. The high profile ceremony was attended by the head of the Israeli Navy, Admiral Eli Sharvit, and German Navy inspector Vice-admiral Andreas Krause. The steel cutting ceremony marked the start […]

  • 12 October 2018

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) has become the first US Navy ship to visit Israeli port of Ashdod in nineteen years. USS Ross arrived in Ashdod on October 8, 2018, for a scheduled port visit. As other navy ships usually call the port of Haifa when visiting the country, the recent visit may […]

  • 4 October 2011

      Increasingly assertive Turkey is setting the scene for clashes in the eastern Mediterranean. Since Thursday, Sept. 29, Turkish warships have been harassing Israeli merchant vessels in waters off Cyprus, debkafile’s military sources report. They come close enough to establish wireless communication and caution the Israeli vessels they are in contravention of international law and […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Haifa, Israel, on May 7, for a scheduled port visit. The ship’s crew hosted Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) representatives for a reception aboard the ship welcoming more than 90 host-nation guests including IDF Brig. Gen. Hadi Zilberman, head of Planning Division, and Rear […]

  • 9 December 2014

    Sailors aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Haifa, Israel for a routine port visit, Dec. 7. Cmdr. Charles Hampton, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook, said this visit is a well-deserved break where the crew will be able to relax and take a few days off. While in […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Israel-based defense electronics company Elbit Systems announced August 15 it has developed a new autonomous Mini Unmanned Aircraft System (Mini-UAS) specifically designed and built for martime applications. Based on the already operational Skylark I Mini UAS, the new Skylark C transforms and extends the operational capabilities of its land-based counterpart into an organic maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, […]

  • 4 September 2013

    Technical assistance and support from the U.S. Defense Department for an Israeli missile test over the Mediterranean Sea yesterday morning was unrelated to U.S. consideration of military action in Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. “Early this morning, the United States Department of Defense provided technical assistance and support to the Israeli Missile Defense […]

  • 3 July 2017

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived in Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit, July 1, to enhance U.S.-Israel relations as the two nations reaffirm their continued commitment to the collective security of the European and Middle East Regions. Bush’s arrival symbolizes the steadfast cooperation between the Israeli Defense […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy participated in the regularly-scheduled exercise, Reliant Mermaid 2015, from Aug. 9-13, in the Mediterranean Sea with their partner and ally, Israel. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), along with maritime forces from Israel participated. Reliant Mermaid is a regularly scheduled exercise and is not associated with or a reaction to […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Germany has agreed to resume talks on the sale of additional three diesel-electric submarines to Israel after an Israeli corruption probe jeopardized the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU). The corruption scandal has seen seven Israeli officials arrested and prompted Germany to put talks about the sale of further submarines on hold in July this […]

  • 6 July 2017

    The staff and crew embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) (GHWB) had the distinct pleasure of hosting its first foreign head of state for a ship visit, July 3. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, along with his wife Sara and son Yair, came aboard the carrier to visit with senior […]