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Finland invests in contracts with Israel to boost its naval-defense systems
“It’s critical that Finland has a modern navy that is fit for purpose. The Baltic Sea has become a possible focal point for tension between East and West,” said Jussi Niinistö, Finland’s Defense Minister.
Could Chinese involvement in Israeli ports pose a security risk?
Haifa’s growing port, located close to a naval base, will be managed by one Chinese company, while a second port in Ashdod, also near a naval base, is being constructed by a second Chinese firm.
How an injured skateboarder became an Israeli navy submarine officer
The experience of getting back on his feet helped him gain the mental fortitude that he would later call upon to complete a grueling Israel Navy training course and become a submarine officer—one of the most sensitive and critical roles in the Israeli military.
Israel’s Navy visits French counterpart for first time in decades, conducts joint drills
The ships conducted joint combat, search and rescue, and medical-treatment exercises, marking the first time that this happened in French waters since 1959. In recent years, the French Navy has visited Israeli naval bases for joint exercises on multiple occasions.
Naval arms race between Israel and Hamas picks up steam
At the Israel Navy Erez Arena Control Center just north of the Gaza Strip, officers and soldiers turn an array of high-tech sensors in the direction of Gaza, aware that any blind spot could end up carrying a heavy price tag for the Israeli civilian communities all around them that they protect.
Israeli navy thwarts attempt by boat to breach blockade
A boat full of 17 Gazan protestors affiliated with the “March of Return” was purportedly attempting to breach the Israeli blockade and reach Cyprus carrying a group of Gazans hoping to receive medical care.
The growth and operational capabilities of the IDF
Kenneth S. Brower
Today, Israel stands out as the dominant military power in the Middle East. It has been able to accomplish this while reducing the burden of defense expenditure on its gross national product from a peak of 24 percent in the post-1973 war years to about 6 percent today.
Flyby a reminder ‘that we are standing watch,’ says Israeli squadron commander
A public show (not a showing off) of force on Israel’s Independence Day . . . in the air, on the seas and at ground level.