Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is integrating Barak MX interceptors on the Navy's Sa'ar 6 corvettes.
IAI's Barak MX interceptors along with IAI's complete naval combat suite will provide advanced defense systems to the Sa’ar 6 corvettes. The systems will be used to protect Israel's exclusive economic zone and strategic facilities that face diversified threats in the marine arena. The Barak MX system was chosen after it was demonstrated to meet the operational requirements and future challenges faced by the Israeli Navy.
The SA’AR 6 class ships are expected to perform core functions of the Israeli Navy for the next 30 years. The corvettes have a length of 90m and a full load displacement of 1,900 tonnes.
The €450 million deal contract for the delivery of four SA'AR 6 corvettes was signed with Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in 2015. The company built the ships in a joint venture with German Naval Yards Kiel.
Thyssenkrupp handed over two SA`AR 6-class corvettes to the Israeli Navy in July 2021.