NAVDEX 2021: Israel Shipyards presents Saar S-72 corvette

According to a press release published by Israel Shipyard at the opportunity of Navdex 2021 on February 21, 2021, the firm showcases Saar S-72 corvette. Sa’ar 72 is a new class of Israeli Navy corvettes designed by Israel Shipyards Ltd. as an improved and stretched Sa’ar 4.5-class missile boat.

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The ship developed to prevent illegal activity and maritime terrorism, provide coastal protection for Naval forces, and protect territorial waters and EEZs. This multi-mission vessel, in a Corvette configuration, is modularly designed for use in naval warfare or as an OPV. The SAAR S-72 utilizes hybrid propulsion, automatically switching to diesel upon acceleration.

It is a multipurpose vessel at the length of 72 meter and full displacement of about 800 tons. As the existing Naval vessels of Israel Shipyards, the new corvette will also reach the speed of above 30kn with an extended endurance. The SAAR S-72 can operate a medium size marine helicopter. It also supports unique possibilities of utilizing Special Forces units. It also supports unique possibilities of utilizing Special Forces units. The SAAR S-72 is offered as a missile corvette or it can be proposed in an OPV version.

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