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Sa'ar-72 class corvette

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Sa'ar 72 (Hebrew: סער 72‎) is a new class of Israeli Navy corvettes designed and being built by Israel Shipyards Ltd. as an improved and stretched Sa'ar 4.5-class missile boat. The first Sa'ar-72 is expected to become operational in 2015. Subsequent vessels are planned to enter service at the rate of one every eight months.


  • Type: Corvette
  • Service Period: 2015-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 236.22 feet (72 meters)
    • Beam: 33.63 feet (10.25 meters)
    • Draft: 9.84 feet (3 meters)
    • Displacement: 800 tons
  • Crew: 70
  • Endurance: 21 days
  • Propulsion: 2 x MTU 16V1163M94 V16 diesel engines; 5920KW (7939bhp) each
  • Range: 5,500 nautical miles (10,186 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 28 knots (51.86 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • IAI Elta EL/M-2258 Advanced Lightweight Phased Array multi-mission naval RDF
  • Countermeasures:
  • Armament:
    • 1 x Otobreda 76mm/62-caliber Strales naval gun
    • 16 x Barak-8 AAMs
    • 8 x Gabriel anti-ship missiles
    • 6 x 12.75" triple torpedo tubes (fires Sting Ray lightweight torpedoes)
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x Agusta-Westland AW139 maritime helicopter
  • Aviation Facilities: 15.3 meter helipad and helicopter hangar

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