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Sa'ar 72-class Corvette

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Sa'ar 72 (Hebrew: סער 72‎) is a new class of Israeli Navy corvettes designed and being built by Israel Shipyards Ltd. as an improved and stretched version of the Sa'ar 4.5-class missile boats. The first Sa'ar-72 is expected to become operational in 2015. Subsequent vessels are planned to enter service at the rate of one every eight months.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Corvette
  • Service Period: 2016-
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 236.22 feet (72 meters)
    • Beam: 33.63 feet (10.25 meters)
    • Draft: 9.84 feet (3 meters)
    • Displacement: 800 tonnes
  • Crew: 50
  • Propulsion: 2 x MTU 16V1163M94 V16 diesel engines, 15,878 bph (11,840 kW)
  • Range: 3,000 nautical miles (5,556 kilometers) at 18 knot (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • IAI Elta EL/M-2258 Advanced Lightweight Phased Array (ALPHA) multi-mission naval radar
  • Countermeasures:
  • Armament:
    • 1 x Otobreda 76mm/62-caliber naval gun
    • 16 x Barak-8 SAMs
    • 8 x Gabriel AShMs
    • 2 x 12.75" Mk.32 SVTT (fires Mk.46 torpedoes)
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x AW139 class helicopter
  • Aviation Facilities: 15.3 meter helipad and enclosed hangar

Unit Run[edit]

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