MembersRescue Exercise With NATO Partners

Israel in November hosted an international search and rescue exercise.

By Dov Eilon | | Topics: MILITARY
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Photo: Photo by Moshe Shai/FLASH90

The IDF’s elite Unit 669 was joined by over 70 soldiers from the US, Croatia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Holland and Italy. It was the largest exercise of its kind ever held in Israel.

For two weeks, the local and international forces practiced rescuing injured and trapped persons under a variety of challenging conditions. They also simulated mass casualty events, the recovery of pilots forced to eject in enemy territory, and operating in urban areas with rescue helicopters. The Israeli hosts were certain to document absolutely everything, including video straight from the field with the help of Go-Pro cameras.

Twice the Israeli contingent was called away to deal with actual rescue situations, but their international guests continued the exercise. The first involved the emergency extraction of IDF commandos, including casualties, after...

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