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Israeli Navy diving unit ponders upgrades

26th December 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Joe Charlaff in Jerusalem


The Israeli Navy’s ‘Yaltam’ diving unit is looking to acquire improved deep-water capability and upgrades to some of its specialist equipment.

Tasked with complex underwater assignments, the unit operates covertly in a wide range of roles, from the installation of sensitive sub-surface detection systems to action against surface targets.

Currently the unit deploys a unique underwater diving chamber, which allows divers to carry out missions at depths up to 100m. The chamber also extends operational activity. 

Typically, two divers are able to descend with chamber. One diver remains inside and the other one can work outside up to 25m away. 

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Joe Charlaff


Joe Charlaff

Joe is a freelance correspondent based in Israel

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