The Israeli Navy (Hebrew: חיל הים הישראלי‎, Heil HaYam HaYisraeli) is the naval arm of the Israel Defence Forces, operating primarily in the Mediterranean Sea in the west and in the Gulf of Eilat, Red Sea, and Gulf of Suez in the south. The current commander of the Israeli Navy is Aluf Eli Marom.



  • 3 Sa'ar 5-class corvettes

Missile BoatsEdit

  • 8 Sa'ar 4.5-class missile boats
  • 2 Sa'ar 4-class missile boats


  • 3 Dolphin class submarines

Patrol BoatsEdit

  • 15 Dabur class patrol boats
  • Super Dvora class fast patrol boats
  • 9 Dvora class fast patrol boats
  • 4 Super Dvora Mk II class fast patrol boats
  • 12 Super Dvora Mk III class fast patrol boats
  • 5 Shaldag class fast patrol boats
  • 2 Nachshol class patrol boats
  • Rafael Protector USV Unmanned Naval Patrol Vehicles

Support ShipsEdit

  • INS Keshet - cargo ship
  • INS Nir - costal tender ship
  • INS Nahariya - coastal tender ship
  • 78-ton tugs - built in Israel

Commando BoatsEdit

  • Dolphin type underwater crafts
  • Maiale (pig) type underwater crafts
  • Snunit boats
  • Zaharon boats
  • Moulit boats
  • Morena rigid-hulled inflatable boats

Special ForcesEdit

  • Shayetet 13


  • 5 Eurocopter AS-565SA "Atalef" (IAF aircraft, but permanently assigned to the Navy)