Thursday, November 18, 2004

Israel Navy acquires three new fast-class ships

The Israel Navy has commissioned three Israeli-made Super Dvora Mk-III fast patrol ships in a generational leap for its protection of the coast.

The 27-meter-long craft boast a top speed of 50 knots, making them the fastest interdiction ships in the navy's fleets. They are to replace the venerable Dabur patrol craft that have been in service for 30 years.

The Super Dvora Mk-IIIs are manufactured by Israel Aircraft Industries' Ramta Division in Beersheba.