Israel Shipyards Ltd unveils Multi-Roll Corvette

Euronaval Paris, October 19th 2022 – Israel Shipyards unveils a new corvette- SAAR S-80. The S80 vessel joins the company’s unique tailor-made solutions, designed and constructed with strict quality assurance and long-term service at the Israel Shipyards facility.

based on Israel Shipyards Ltd. (ISL) S-72 platform, from which several designs have been evolved, including the Israeli Navy Light Patrol Corvette– the RESHEF Class an advanced multi-roll vessel.

The new generation of the S-80 class features greater versatility and higher payload capacity, with increased weapon suite capacity and wider spread of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems as part of the platform offensive advantages.

The S80 length is 80m, she is powered by 4 diesel engines, two shaft lines, and equipped with controllable pitch propellor system and the top speed exceeds 28 knots. The S80 will be equipped with state-of-the-art ship control system, a health management system and she will be capable of being equipped with the combat systems made by the Israeli defense industries or and any equivalent systems according to the customer requirements.

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The S-80 can be adjusted to accommodate Corvette or as an OPV version, depending on the operational requirements. The S-80 allows longer range and endurance for extended periods with reduced detection risks, making it ideal for diverse applications and missions. Similar to the current Naval vessels of Israel Shipyards, the new Corvette is also supporting unique possibilities of deploying Special Forces units.

“The ship is designed for stealth, agility and ruling the seas with cutting edge capabilities required in future combat scenarios.”, says Mr.  Eitan Zucker, the company’s CEO “The S80 ship will enable navies to effectively protect their country’s sovereignty, maintain their economic waters, and win naval battles in times of war.  The S80 has the endurance to operate in the open sea, and also to control the littoral. All this with optimal cost benefit ratio. “

Israel Shipyards provides advanced maritime solutions with One-Stop-Shop capabilities by providing customized vessels to meet the customers’ requirements to all needs in the Naval arena with the most complete and cost-effective defense and security solutions.

The S80 will be the flagship of the Israel Shipyards for the next decades and she will serve the Israeli Navy and many other navies around the world.

About Israel Shipyards Ltd.

Israel Shipyards Ltd. is one of the largest privately owned shipbuilding and repair facilities in the Eastern Mediterranean. Israel Shipyards (ISL) has been a part of the commercial and military marine industries for more than 60 years. The shipyard is internationally recognized builder of top-quality Naval vessels for the Israeli Navy and customers around the world, continuously developing its portfolio to offer new designs in response to the challenges of the maritime environment with all the necessary disciplines under one roof, Israel Shipyards is a one-stop shop that embraces delivering top combat-proven solutions for various tasks.The company construction and repair plant is spreads over 330,000 sq. meters with 45,000 sq. meters of under-roof facilities and a wharf length of 1000 meters.the company three main vessel families, all operationally proven, mission-ready and are in service in Naval and law enforcements forces around the world. Including the renown SHALDAG Fast Patrol Craft family e.g., SHALDAG MK V, the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) family e.g., OPV-45 and the Corvette family e.g., S-72 – based on SA’AR class vessels. In addition to shipbuilding the company provides full design and maintenance services for all types of Naval vessels and offers Transfer of Technology Services (T.O.T.) from shipbuilding, ship maintenance to the construction of customers shipyard facilities. All based on unique and individually designed packages. These services provided by Israel Shipyards’ highly-skills experts, which enables our customers to gain a high level of professionalism.

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