”Reliant Mermaid 103,” a combined Israel Navy and United States EUCOM Naval exercise, ended today (Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013) after a week and a half of joint training in the Mediterranean Sea that simulated a variety of search and rescue scenarios. “Reliant Mermaid 103″ was not related to any real world events.
The exercise included a guided-missile destroyer from the U.S. 6th Fleet, as well as missile boats from the Israel Navy. It was a part of the Israel Navy’s annual training schedule.
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 15, 2013