Israel Shipyards to design New Reshef-class Corvette
Israel Ministry of Defense has announced that they signed an agreement with Israel Shipyards Ltd. for the design of the next Israel Navy new and advanced combat vessel.
The Reshef Class vessels will empower the Israeli Navy capabilities in the future combat field and will assist in protecting Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as well as the off shore oil & gas facilities within Israel’s territorial waters.
Replacing the reliable above-20-years-in-service SA’AR 4.5, the new vessel is to successfully withstand the new and evolving threats and challenges the force will face. Based on the ISL S-72 design, the vessel will feature all-Israel defence technologies.
The crew will include 50 people with the possibility of hosting additional groups, such as special forces soldiers.
Maritime Business World