Saturday, January 10, 2009

israeli navy most advanced fighting ships

israeli navy Eilat class Saar 5 corvette are considered the Israeli fleet's most advanced surface ships, costing US$260 million each.

The first of class, INS Eliat, was launched in February 1993, followed by INS Lahav in August 1993 and INS Hanit in March 1994.
Displacement: 1,227 tonnes (full load)

Length: 85.64 metres
Beam: 11.88 metres
Draft: 3.17 metres
Propulsion: Combined Diesel or Gas
LM2500 gas turbine

Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h) (diesel engines)
33 knots (61 km/h) (gas turbine)

Range: 3,500 nautical miles (6,500 km)
Complement: 64 officers and crewmen
10 aircrew

Electronic warfare
and decoys: Argon ST AN/SLQ-25 Nixie decoy
Elbit chaff rocket launchers
Rafael RF corner reflector
Elisra NS-9003A/9005 RWR

weapon: 8 RGM84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles
64 Barak surface-to-air missiles
Phalanx CIWS
2 Mark 32 SVTTs (6 tubes)

Aircraft carried: Eurocopter Panther
Aviation facilities: Helipad and helicopter hangar


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