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Shayetet 13 is the Israeli naval commando (Navy Seals) elite special forces unit. The S-13 (shorthand for "Shayetet 13 - Naval squadron 13") is considered the top Special Forces unit in Israel . The S-13 symbol is a sword within a shield with bat wings and an old hand grande. Originally the S-13 was designated and trained to perform naval raids and underwater commando operations. Aside from being the navy elite unit for special missions, the S-13 is also an elite counter terror unit which specializes in covert operations deep within enemy's territory combining assault by sea, land and air.