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Super Dvora Mk.III-class Patrol Boat

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The Super Dvora Mark.III is the latest generation of the venerable Dvora family of fast patrol boats or fast attack crafts (FPB/FAC). Manufactured by IAI Ramta in 2004, these vessels are capable of speeding up to 50 knots (93 km/h) in littoral waters thanks to its state of the art thrust vectoring control Articulated Surface Drives (ASD) while holding various armaments up to 30 mm cannons in its armory. Ten are in service in the Israeli Sea Corps (with another three on order) and six in the Sri Lankan Navy.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Patrol Boat/Fast Attack Craft
  • Service Period: 2004-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 73 feet 5 inches (22.38 meters)
    • Beam: 18 feet 7.2 inches (5.67 meters)
    • Draught: 3 feet 7.2 inches (1.1 meters)
    • Displacement: 60 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 12
  • Propulsion: 2x Detroit Diesel MTU 12V-4000 M90 (4175 hp total) and 2x Arneson Surface Drive-16 articulating propulsion systems
  • Range: 700 nautical miles (1,296.4 kilometers) at 14 knots (25.93 km/h)
  • Speed: 50 knots (92.6 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Electro-Optical MSIS Weapon Director
  • Armament:
    • 1 x Typhoon 25-30 mm stabilized cannon/Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
    • AGM-114 Hellfire SSMs
    • 2 x 12.7 mm General Purpose Machine Gun
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