Israeli Navy INS Magen corvette officially named
The Israeli Navy’s first Sa'ar 6 corvette, INS Magen, has been officially named in Kiel, Germany, Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems announced on 23 May.
Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is to deliver four Sa'ar 6 corvettes to the Israeli Navy under a contract signed in May 2015. Construction began in February 2018. INS Magen is planned to be delivered in spring 2020 after completion of construction and testing.
The low-signature missile corvettes have a length of approximately 90m, beam of 13m and full load displacement of about 1,900t.
Rolf Wirtz, CEO of Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, said: ‘We are very proud to be contributing to Israel's security. The corvettes are the most advanced and most sizeable vessels that ever served in the Israeli Navy. With the final fitting out being conducted by Israeli industry, the ships will also largely contribute to the country's economy.’
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