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U.S.-Israel Naval Exercises

The Israeli Navy currently participates in three regular exercises with the U.S. Navy:

NOBLE DINA is a U.S.-Israeli-Greek tri-lateral exercise designed to train participants in Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Search and Rescue (SAR), Air Defense (AS), counter-piracy, and antiterrorism/force protection (ATFP). [See Noble Dina 2023]

NOBLE MELINDA is a U.S.-Israeli-French tri-lateral maritime exercise with a primary focus on Mine Countermeasure (MCM) and interoperability among U.S., Israeli, and French naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams.

NOBLE SHIRLEY is a U.S.-Israeli bilateral combined arms exercise focused on amphibious operations.

INTRINSIC DEFENDER is a bilateral exercise that seeks to enhance navy-to-navy cooperation and operational readiness. 

Sources: U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa / U.S. Sixth Fleet.
“U.S. and Israel Kick Off Naval Exercise in Haifa,” dvids, (July 30, 2023).