US and Israel begin four-day naval exercise in Red Sea
Joint drill focused on mission planning, maritime interdiction and other skills
US and Israeli naval forces held a joint drill in the Red Sea on Monday, the US Navy said in a press release.
The USS Nitze, the USS Lewis B Puller and the USNS Matthew Perry are involved in the exercise, the US Navy added.
A small destroyer with a crew of about 400, the USS Nitze is bristling with air-to-air missiles, cruise missiles for long-range land attacks and torpedoes.
USS Lewis B Puller is a military cargo ship capable of deploying marines and serving as a platform for troop-carrying aircraft such as the Osprey.
USNS Matthew Perry is a logistical support ship. READ MORE