New Saar vessel extends Israel's maritime power
Israel Shipyards is expanding the Saar class of missile boats used by the country's navy and also sold to foreign customers. The company is making the ship a â€śmini-corvette,â€ť with longer rangeâ€”beyond 3,000 nmâ€”and sophisticated defensive capabilities. The move addresses the need for Israel and other nations to project power well beyond their territorial waters. In Israel's case, there is a need to guard drilling rigs in the offshore Leviathan natural gas deposits, which will be vital to ...
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