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July 7, 2012 9:20 pm

Israeli Navy Seeks to Upgrade Missile Capability

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Israeli navy vessel in Eilat Gulf. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – In an effort to play a more active role in a future war, the Israel Navy is looking to install short and long-range surface-to-surface missiles on new vessels it hopes to purchase in the coming year. The requirement for the new missile systems is based on a Navy desire to assist large-scale IDF ground offensives either in the Gaza Strip, Lebanon or Syria. The missiles could be used to attack enemy installations – bases or radar stations – and to provide fire support for ground forces.

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