Sa'ar 5-class corvette

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Basic information

Type:
Operators:
Country of build:
Completed:
3
In service:
1994 – present (29 years)

Ship measurements

Displacement:
1,275 t
Length:
85.64 m
Beam:
11.88 m

Machine

Propulsion system:
Propulsion:
  • 2 * MTU V12 1163 TB82 diesel engines
  • 1 * General Electric LM2500 gas turbine
Speed:
33 knots
Range:
3,500 nautical miles (6,500 km)

Personnel

Complement:
74

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Elta EL/M-2221 fire-control radar
  • EDO Type 796 sonar
  • Rafael towed sonar array
  • Argon ST AN/SLQ-25 Nixie decoy
  • Elbit chaff rocket launchers
  • Rafael RF corner reflector
  • Elisra NS-9003A/9005 RWR
Armament:
  • 8 * RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles
  • 16 * Barak 8 surface-to-air missiles
  • 2 * 3 tubes Mark 32 SVTTs
  • 1 * Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft:

1 * Eurocopter Panther

Sa'ar 5 is a class of Israeli Navy corvettes, designed based on lessons learned from the Sa'ar 4.5-class missile boats. Three Sa'ar 5 ships were built by Huntington Ingalls Industries (formerly Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation of Pascagoula, Mississippi) for the Israeli Navy, based on Israeli designs.

They are the largest surface warships in Israel's naval fleet. Although classified as «corvettes» due to their small size and crew, their weaponry and speed are almost comparable to that of a frigate. They are equipped with sonar, torpedoes, missile launchers, electronic warfare capabilities and decoys, a gun mount, and a helipad and helicopter hangar.

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