IAI recently received a contract worth tens millions of dollars to supply four Super Dvora Mk 3 Fast Patrol Boat to an African military customer. All four boats will be built at IAI Ramta’s facilities in Israel, and will be delivered during 2016. These newly ordered Super Dvoras are stated to be used for coastal defense, EEZ and HLS missions.
The Super Dvora Mk3 is a combat proven boat that is currently in service with several navies worldwide.
“With an overall length of 27 meters, a top speed in excess of 40 knots, and equipped with a full suite of advanced weapons and sensors, this powerful boat will be an important addition to our customer’s maritime arsenal for securing its littoral waters”, said Nitzan Shaked, IAI/Ramta’s General Manager. “We are very proud that our boat are being operated on nearly all of the world’s oceans, and that this, another African customer, has selected our proven design to address their significant maritime challenges.”
To date, IAI has supplied more than 100 patrol boats in various configurations, via contracts valued at hundreds of millions of dollars, to maritime customers around the world.
IAI see success in patrol craft. Dvora family, has been sold to Eritrea, Gambia, India, Paraguay, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. Taiwan fitted its boats with missiles, but otherwise, the Dvoras have been a gunboat class.
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