Israel signs €430 million deal for German patrol vessels

Four new corvettes armed with missiles and built by TKMS will defend Israel's gas rigs.

GAS,   OIL,   DRILLING,    Sa'ar 6 patrol boats

 

Israel’s ministry of defense today signed a €430 million procurement contract with Germany for four new patrol vessels to defend the country’s Mediterranean economic waters and offshore gas rigs. The German government will provide a €115 million grant towards the new boats.

The Sa’ar 6 patrol boats will be produced at the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) shipyards in Kiel. TKMS is also building Dolphin submarines for the Israel Navy. The new boats will be based on the Corvette K-130 and will have an estimated weight of 2, 000 tons. The new boats will be equipped with fire control and radar systems, advanced defense missiles, and other systems developed by Israeli defense electronics companies….

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Published by Globes [online], Israel business news – www.globes-online.com

 

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