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Sa’ar 6 class corvettes
« on: December 10, 2020, 12:55:12 AM »
https://www.naval-technology.com/projects/saar-6-class-corvettes/

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The Sa’ar 6-class of corvettes includes a series of four new warships being built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) for the Israeli Navy.

Based on the German MEKO 100 patrol corvette, the Saar-6-class is designed to offer enhanced attack capabilities compared to its predecessor Sa’ar 5 class.

The warships will be used to conduct patrol duties in Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to protect the country’s gas reserves, shipping lanes and other strategic assets in the Mediterranean.

Sa’ar 6-class development

The Israeli Ministry of Defence placed an order with TKMS for four new patrol vessels in January 2015 and the order was finalised in May 2015.

The cost of construction is estimated at $480m, of which two-thirds will be paid by Israel and the German Government will subsidise the remaining amount with the Dolphin-class submarines.

The steel-cutting ceremony of the first ship was held in February 2018. The hull and superstructures of the ships will be built at TKMS’ shipbuilding facility in Kiel, Germany, while the outfitting of combat systems, sensors and other subsystems will be performed in Israel.

The four corvettes were christened INS Magen, INS Oz, INS Independence and INS Victory in April 2018.

The initial sea trials of INS Magen began in March 2020. The vessels are expected to be commissioned by the Israeli Navy between 2020 and 2022. In November 2019, Israel Shipyards received a contract from Israel’s Ministry of Defence and Navy for a floating dock with a ten years’ service agreement for maintenance and repair of Sa’ar 6-class corvettes and submarines.


infographics on the Saar 6. Image taken from navyrecognition.com


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Re: Sa’ar 6 class corvettes
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 12:56:25 AM »
Israeli Navy orders MF-Star radars for its Saar-6 corvettes | Janes - 27 February 2019
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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on 25 February that its subsidiary Elta has won a contract with the Israeli Navy to supply four ELM-2248 MF-Star radars for its four new Saar-6 corvettes.

Each ship will have four MF-Star conformal antennas attached to its mast, which will be linked to its combat management system so that threats can be effectively engaged by appropriate weapons.

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Re: Sa’ar 6 class corvettes
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 01:19:41 AM »
https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2020/12/03/israeli-navy-welcomes-new-generation-of-german-made-warships/

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Israeli Navy welcomes new generation of German-made warships

HAIFA, Israel — Israel’s Navy on Wednesday welcomed the first of four German-made warships that will be at the vanguard of the country’s efforts to protect its coastline and growing natural gas industry.

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The vessels, commonly known as the Sa’ar 6, will lead Israeli efforts to protect its 200-mile exclusive economic zone. The natural gas industry, seen as a national asset, is at the heart of those efforts.

More than a decade after finding sizable reserves off its Mediterranean coast, Israel now generates some 60 percent of its electricity from natural gas, according to the national electric company, and has begun to export gas to its Arab neighbors Jordan and Egypt. Israel is also pursuing a project with Greece and Cyprus in hopes of creating an Eastern Mediterranean gas pipeline to Europe.

With so much at stake, Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group has identified Israeli gas installations as high-priority targets. Israel takes such threats seriously. During a monthlong war in 2006, a Hezbollah cruise missile struck on an Israeli Sa’ar 5 warship, killing four service members.

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The new ships are to be equipped with newer and more powerful radar and other electronic systems, and handle rough seas much better than their predecessors. The 90-meter vessels are equipped with rocket and missile defense systems, anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles, torpedoes, and an upgraded launching pad for Israel’s newest attack helicopters.

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Re: Sa’ar 6 class corvettes
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2020, 01:20:40 AM »
https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2020/12/03/israeli-navy-welcomes-new-generation-of-german-made-warships/


The first of four new Saar 6 ships, left, is docked in Haifa, Israel, on Dec. 2, 2020. Israel’s Navy has welcomed the first of four German-made warships that will be at the vanguard of the country’s efforts to protect its coastline and growing natural gas industry. (Heidi Levine/AP)


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Re: Sa’ar 6 class corvettes
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2021, 07:29:55 PM »
The first Saar 6 corvette already delivered , they called it INS Magen . First time that a Israeli incorporated the Iron dome on a Naval vessel, I guess the gun touting CIWS will be the thing of the past.

I hope our navy will consider these subsystems  for our Jose Rizal class platform  No need to wish for the bigger frigate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo3ZxVDUXtQ