• Short Summary

    The Israeli Navy claimed a world first on Thursday (10 July) when they launched the smallest missile boat able to carry anti-submarine helicopters.

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    GV PAN ALONG Missile boat at haifa
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    2.
    GV President Navon and wife walking along quayside and on board (2 shots)
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    3.
    GV Chief of Staff Eitan on board
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    GV Captain saluting PULL OUT TO WS crew boarding vessel
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    5.
    CU Mrs. Navon speaking and launching vessel
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    6.
    GV Vessel leaving quay (2 shots)
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    Background: The Israeli Navy claimed a world first on Thursday (10 July) when they launched the smallest missile boat able to carry anti-submarine helicopters.

    SYNOPSIS: Planning for the new vessel began in the early nineteen seventies, and the launching was a proud moment for all those concerned in its design and development. Israeli Knesset President, Mr. Yitzhak Navon, and his wife were invited to inspect the craft.

    Mr. Navon, the first Palestine-born head of state, was shown around by Chief of Staff Eitan, and met the missile boat's captain as the crew prepared to put the vessel through its paces.

    Mrs. Navon was called on to officially launch the craft. It'll be manned by fifty three men from Israel's thirteen thousand strong Navy. IT has a range of three thousand miles, with a mission to seek out submarines.

    Once the vessel's helicopter has traced an enemy submarine in wartime, the Gabriel Sea to Sea missiles and forty millimetre machine guns on board would be brought into action.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1L3VJ7RVX4C92RWU2G0HAUNNO
    Media URN:
    VLVA1L3VJ7RVX4C92RWU2G0HAUNNO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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