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Kohavi was joined by Main Gen. Tal Kelman, director for the Israel Protection Forces (IDF) J5 directorate; Brig. Gen. Efraim Defrin, deputy director for IDF’s J5 directorate; and Brig. Gen. Amit Saar, head of the IDF Analysis and Evaluation Division.

The leaders mentioned future alternatives for maritime safety cooperation between IDF and U.S. fifth Fleet.

The U.S. fifth Fleet space of operations encompasses roughly 2.5 million sq. miles of water space and contains the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Pink Sea, components of the Indian Ocean and three crucial choke factors on the Strait of Hormuz, Suez Canal and Strait of Bab al-Mandeb.