Amid a quiet, yet massive arms race between Israel and Hezbollah, both sides are preparing for the possibility of a war branching out to the sea.
The new reality for the Israeli Navy is that Hezbollah and Hamas are more than terrorist organizations — they represent new kinds of armies, and in Hezbollah’s case, an army with advanced state-level weaponry.Sponsored Ads
In Lebanon, Hezbollah’s enormous arsenal of ballistic projectiles and missiles continues to grow. The Iranian-backed Shiite terror group also has a growing number of rockets with GPS guidance kits, and a stockpile of surface-to-sea cruise missiles for taking aim at sensitive targets. Such targets could include Israeli ports, navy bases, civilian and military sea vessels and offshore gas rigs.