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SAAR class corvette / fast-attack vessel
« on: August 16, 2019, 03:56:26 AM »
https://www.israel-shipyards.com/naval-003.asp

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In the late 1960s, Israel Shipyards was the first in the Western world to design and build a fast-attack missile boat: the Reshef Class SAAR 4, commissioned by the Israeli Navy. At that time, it was a new concept to use relatively small, fast missile-equipped craft to meet threats in the Naval arena.

The swift action and superior handling of the SAAR 4 was cited by the Israeli Navy as contributing to the successful defense of Israel in the 1973 war.

This pioneering success eventually resulted in a second vessel: the NIRIT class SAAR 4.5, a larger, more powerful version of the SAAR 4.

Many SAAR class boats are actively serving in the Israeli Navy as well as other Navies around the world.

https://www.israel-shipyards.com/naval-003.asp


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Re: SAAR class corvette / fast-attack vessel
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 04:02:44 AM »
https://www.israel-shipyards.com/naval-003.asp

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A new generation of the SAAR Class - The "SAAR S-72" Corvette

The new design of the modern SAAR S-72 is available now.
This new generation of the famous SAAR class Fast Attack Mini Corvettes, is a larger vessel.

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.


SAAR S-72. Image taken from israel-shipyards.com


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Re: SAAR class corvette / fast-attack vessel
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 04:03:18 AM »
See also: Israel's Saar 6 -- possible candidate for Philippine Navy Corvette Project -- H2

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https://www.janes.com/article/90475/israeli-corvette-upgraded-with-alpha-radar

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Israeli corvette upgraded with ALPHA radar
15 August 2019

At least one of the Israeli Navy's three Saar-5 corvettes now has the new IAI-Elta ELM-2258 Advanced Lightweight Phased Array (ALPHA) radar, images emerging from the multinational Exercise 'Mighty Waves' have shown.

The ALPHA is a multi-function active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar that operates in the S-band to detect and track threats and provide guidance for weapon systems.


An Israeli Saar 4.5 vessel equipped with the launchers for the unidentified projectiles and the new structure on its foredeck where the Phalanx was once fitted. Source: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images


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Re: SAAR class corvette / fast-attack vessel
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2019, 05:20:11 PM »
https://www.janes.com/article/90475/israeli-corvette-upgraded-with-alpha-radar

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Israeli corvette upgraded with ALPHA radar
15 August 2019

At least one of the Israeli Navy's three Saar-5 corvettes now has the new IAI-Elta ELM-2258 Advanced Lightweight Phased Array (ALPHA) radar, images emerging from the multinational Exercise 'Mighty Waves' have shown.

The ALPHA is a multi-function active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar that operates in the S-band to detect and track threats and provide guidance for weapon systems.

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The third ship in the class, Lahav , had the larger ELM-2248 MF-Star radar installed and was used as testbed for the systems that will be fitted to the new Saar 6 vessels currently under construction in Germany.


Lahav leads another Saar 5 with the ALPHA radar during Exercise ‘Mighty Waves’ on 7 August, followed by the French frigate. Source: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images


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Re: SAAR class corvette / fast-attack vessel
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2019, 03:47:46 PM »
https://www.janes.com/article/91569/israel-shipyards-sells-opv-45s-in-talks-for-sa-ar-s-72

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Israel Shipyards sells OPV 45s, in talks for Sa’ar S-72
27 September 2019

Israel Shipyards has received orders for its newest patrol craft, the OPV 45, and is in discussions towards the first sale of a Sa'ar S-72 vessel, according to Noam Latsav, managing director at Israel Shipyards.

The Sa'ar S-72 is 71.8 m long, has a 3,200 n mile range, an 800 tonne displacement, and a 30 kt top speed. Contract talks are ongoing with one country, and one Sa'ar S-72 has begun construction in the meantime, Latsav said.

In September Israel Shipyards has sold two OPV 45s, which are 45.7 m long, have a 3,000 n mile range, a 290 tonne displacement, and a 24 kt top speed. The yard will start building those soon, he added. The OPV 45 is driven by fixed-pitch propellers and the power plants depend on the customer's needs. It can mount stabilised naval gun systems of up to 30 mm in the primary position, and 12.7 mm machine guns.