The Navy's eyes: on the "bat" helicopter that crashed near the shores of Haifa
The mission of the Bat, a naval patrol helicopter that was absorbed into the Air Force in 1996 and belongs to Squadron 193 from Ramat David Base, is to assist the naval arm, observe enemy shores, and locate and rescue in the middle of the sea.
In operational activities in the middle of the sea, he assists missile ships and locates targets within a radius of hundreds of kilometers.
Monday, 03 January 2022, 23:27 Updated: Tuesday, 04 January 2022, 00:06
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In the video: Documentation of the helicopter crash off the coast of Haifa and the evacuation of the wounded to Rambam (Photo: Yedioth from the field, Shlomi Gabay and documentation on social networks according to section 27A of the Copyright Law)
The 'Bat' helicopter, which crashed this evening (Sunday) off the coast of Haifa, is a naval patrol helicopter that was absorbed into the Air Force in 1996. Its main tasks are assisting the sea arm, observing enemy shores, as well as searching, rescuing and rescuing vessels in the middle of the sea.
The purpose of the bat helicopter is to uncover naval targets, with the help of advanced radars and observation capabilities that allow the Navy to build a "marine image". Them to the ships as part of the production of targets and maritime superiority.
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Civilians with some of the helicopter crashes, tonight (Photo: Shlomi Gabay)
The Bat Helicopter (Photo: IDF Spokesman)
The helicopters operate in the service of the 193rd Squadron at the Ramat David base in the north.
The helicopters land and take off on assault ships 4.5 and 5.
The helicopter crew consists of two air crew members: a captain, a co-pilot, and a Musk assistance officer, who has completed a seamanship course.
In some missions an airborne mechanic also joins.
It is estimated that as soon as the helicopter pilot loses control and collides with water, there is a mechanism in it that allows him to float and not dive to the depths of the sea.
The bat helicopter that crashed tonight carried three crew members on it.
Rescue workers were called to the scene and located the three, and they were evacuated to Rambam Hospital in the city. The condition of one of them is defined as moderate, and the condition of the others has not yet been clarified.
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