The Israel Navy has taken delivery of its new anti-missile ship, Sa’ar 6.
“INTRODUCING... the Sa'ar 6 Corvette! Not only the Israeli Navy's most advanced ship yet, the ship will be equipped with our latest operational systems to thwart any enemy threat. After being built over 3 years in Germany, the first ship is sailing to Israel to join our fleet,” Israel Defense Forces tweeted Thursday.
The ship is one of the four built by Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems for Israel. It will feature Iron Dome missile launchers. Among the Sa’ar 6 Corvette’s features are shore-to-sea missile interception, steep-trajectory shooting and space to carry mid-sized helicopters such as the Seahawk.
The IDF has said more than 90 percent of the Sa’ar 6-class corvette’s battle systems will be of Israeli design. Expect the installation of systems from Israel’s top three defense companies, including multi-mission Adir radar by Israel Aerospace Industries, the naval version of the Iron Dome defense system by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Barak missile interceptors from IAI, electronic warfare suite from Elbit Systems, Rafael’s C-Gem offboard decoy to counter missile threats and a 76mm cannon for the ship’s main gun.