US and Israel hold joint navy exercise

US and Israel hold joint navy exercise

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August 2, 2022

The US and Israeli navies have launched a four-day joint exercise, drilling together in the Red Sea amid rising concern over the threats posed by Iran’s maritime forces.

New Delhi, 02 August 2022

As per news report of, the joint drill began on Monday and will run through Thursday, according to a statement by the US 5th Fleet, which is based in Bahrain in the Persian Gulf. The exercise will focus on “mission planning, maritime interdiction and other drills at sea,” the 5th Fleet said. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed the joint maneuvers, saying that its INS Keshet missile ship and INS Eilat corvette will participate in a variety of missions alongside US warships and a refueling tanker. US Navy vessels involved in the exercise include the USS Nitze guided-missile destroyer, the USS Lewis B. Puller mobile base vessel and the USNS Matthew Perry cargo ship.

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