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

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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 ...

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