Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Delivery of first Sa'ar 6 corvette to Israel moves one step closer

11th November 2020 - 19:15 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Save this for later

As the Israeli flag begins its first day flying from the foremast of INS Magen, the lead ship of four Sa’ar 6 class corvettes being built for the Israeli Navy, new details have emerged about the programme’s timeline.

In the mid-1980s, the Israeli Navy embarked on a naval development programme that resulted in corvettes forming the backbone of its surface fleet. From the adoption of the missile boat-derived Sa’ar 4.0 vessels, through to the near light frigate-sized Sa’ar 6 class, the country’s three-generation use ...

Want to read more?

To read this article, along with thousands of others like it, start your Premium News free trial.

Start Trial or log in here
Back to News

Share to