- Israeli navy
The Israeli Navy ( _he. חיל הים הישראלי) is the naval arm of the
Israel Defense Forces, operating primarily in the Mediterranean Seain the west and in the Gulf of Eilat, Red Sea, and Gulf of Suezin the south. The current commander of the Israeli Navy is Aluf Eli Marom.
Haifabase - the Missile Boats Flotilla, the Submarine Flotilla, Patrol Boats Unit 914.: The symbol of the Haifa base is two arrows - one signifying the Missile Boats Flotilla and the other the Submarine Flotilla
Atlitbase - base of Shayetet 13
Ashdodbase - mainly a base for Patrol Boats Unit 916.: The symbol of the Ashdod base is two opposing arrows .
Eilatbase - Patrol Boats Unit 915.: The Eilat base was founded in 1951 and has been in charge of the Red Sea Naval Zone of the Israeli Navy since 1981, when the Red Sea Naval Command Center was withdrawn from Sharm el-Sheikhaccording to the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.: The symbol of the Eilat base symbolizes the red roofs of the houses of Eilat.
* The Naval Training base - located in
Haifa.: The submarine operations school, the missile boat operations school, and the naval command school are located in the Naval Training Base.
* Mamtam (Hebrew: ממת"ם) - IT, processes and computing.: Mamtam is a small unit that is responsible for all communications and computer infrastructure and the IT systems, both logistic and operational, in the Israeli Navy. The soldiers that serve there are mainly programmers and university graduates in engineering, computer science and more technological degrees.: The symbol of the Haifa base is an owl - symbolizing wisdom and hard learning. .
* Naval Shipyards
* The Navy Headquarters -
The 3rd Flotilla
The Missile Boats Flotilla. Based in the port of the city of
* Protecting Israeli commerce at sea against foreign fleets.
* Preventing a possible naval blockade of Israeli ports during wartime.
* Blockading enemy ports at wartime.
The 7th Flotilla
SubmarineFlotilla. A volunteer elite unit, it was founded in 1959.
* Attacking enemy craft in their home ports.
* Covert information gathering.
* Acting as a support unit for other units.
Naval commandos: special forcesand a counter terrorist unit.
The Corps' relies on its
Naval Intelligence Departmentfor sea intelligence.
INS Eilat(Eilat, 1994) - Active
* INS Lahav (Blade, 1994) - Active
INS Hanit(Spear, 1995) - Active
Sa'ar 4.5-class (Hetz)
* INS Romah (Halberd, 1981) - Active
* INS Keshet (Bow, 1982) - Active
* INS Hetz (Arrow, 1991) - Active
* INS Kidon (Lance, 1995) (Sa'ar 4-class built in 1974 and converted to Saar 4.5 class in 1994) - Active
* INS Tarshish (1995) - Active
* INS Yaffo (Jaffa, 1998) (Sa'ar 4-class built in 1975 and converted to Saar 4.5 class in 1998) - Active
* INS Herev (Sword, 2002) - Active
* INS Sufa (Storm, 2003) - Active
* INS Nitzachon (Victory, 1978) - Active
* INS Atzmaut (Independence, 1979) - Active
Dabur class patrol boats - 12 built by Sewart Seacraft, the rest by IAI-Ramta - 34 adopted in 1973-77, 15 active, numbers in a 860-920 range.
Super Dvora class fast patrol boats - built by IAI-Ramta
* Dvora - 9 adopted from 1988, 9 active, numbers 811-819
Super Dvora Mk II- 4 adopted from 1996, 4 active, numbers 820-823
Super Dvora Mk III- 12 ordered
Shaldag class fast patrol boats
** Shaldag Mk II - 5 ordered
Nachshol class patrol boats (Stingray Interceptor-2000) - built by Stingray Marine- 3 adopted (1997-98), 2 active
* INS Keshet - cargo ship
* INS Nir - costal tender ship
* INS Nahariya - coastal tender ship
* 78-ton tugs - built in Israel
* Dolphin Class - Type 800 coastal submarines
** INS Dolphin (1999)
** INS Livyathan (Whale, 1999)
** INS Tekumah (Revival, 2000)
August 25, 2006, Israel signed a deal with Germanyto purchase two additional submarines, a deal valued at $1.3 billion, with Germany financing one-third of the total cost. [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/24/AR2006082401050.html] ]
*Dolphin type underwater crafts
*Maiale (pig) type underwater crafts
*Morena rigid-hulled inflatable boats
* Harpoon - Anti ship missile
* Barak - Ship Point Defense Missile System
* Gabriel - Sea to Sea missile
* Typhoon - Naval Optronic Stabilized Weapon Platforms
* NAVAL Artillery Rocket System
* Protector Unmanned Naval Patrol Vehicle
* EL/M-2221 STGR - Search, Track & Guidance/Gunnery Radar
* EL/M-2228S AMDR - Automatic Missile Detection Radar
* EL/M-2228X SGRS - Surveillance & Gunnery Radar System
* EL/M-2238 STAR -Surveillance & Threat Alert Radar
* EL/M-2226 ACSR - Advanced Coastal Surveillance Radar
List of Commanders [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Society_&_Culture/navy_commanders.html]
David Ben Ba'ashat2004-2007
Military equipment of Israel
* [http://www1.idf.il/Navy/Site/Templates/Homepage.asp?lang=EN] (English)
* [http://www.israelvets.com/hist_navy.html History of the Navy] North American Volunteers In Israel's War of Independence
* [http://www.submarines.dotan.net Israeli submarines]
* [http://www.hazegray.org/worldnav/mideast/israel.htm#1 World Navies Today: Israel]
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