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Israel Shipyards details Greek corvette offering

29th July 2021 - 15:30 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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Rendering of the Themistocles-class corvette. (Photo: Israel Shipyards.)

Israel Shipyards hopes its Themistocles-class corvette — named after the legendary Athenian naval strategist — will beat out its rival European Patrol Corvette (EPC) to fill Greece's corvette requirement.

Israel Shipyards has shed more light on its proposal to offer an extended and widened derivative of the Sa'ar S72  to meet the requirements of the Hellenic Navy.

Outlined during the Defence Exhibition Athens (DEFEA) 2021 event in Greece on 13-15 July, the Themistocles-class corvette will have a maximum speed of 30kn and a range of at least 2500nm at 15kn.

Israel Shipyards says the vessel will feature enhanced combat and weapons suites and large operational rooms. The ship is designed to have bunks for 63 personnel.

The 78.9m ship is expected to have a total load ...

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