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Joint Israeli Navy-NATO exercise to develop maritime medical procedures

14th December 2020 - 16:15 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

The latest casevac capacity-building demonstration is the most complex to date, following previous exercises in 2018 and 2019.

Israel is seeking to increase its capacity as a naval medical hub for the eastern Mediterranean region, offering emergency maritime casevac operations to vessels in need with the ability to rapidly transport personnel in need of care to shore-based facilities.

The latest demonstration of this evolving capability took place on 7 December when a joint NATO-Israeli Navy (IN) exercise demonstrated the ability to land a rotary platform on board a naval vessel and transfer a would-be patient to an Israeli hospital. 

Similar casevac capacity-building exercises took place in 2018 and 2019, evolving in complexity with each event.

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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