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Euronaval 2022: Israel Shipyards unveils new S-80 corvette design

Israel Shipyards' S-80 corvette design, which was unveiled at Euronaval 2022. (Janes/Alex Pape)

Israel Shipyards unveiled its latest design, the S-80 corvette, at the Euronaval 2022 maritime exhibition in Paris.

The ship will be the largest yet to be designed by the company, which has to date specialised on patrol boats, offshore patrol vessels, and missile craft.

The S-80 design is derived from the Israeli Navy's new Reshef class, which will replace the Sa'ar 4.5 Nirit-class missile craft. With a displacement of just more than 1,000 tonne and a length of 80 m, the new ship offers enhanced seakeeping and endurance, and provides space for gun and missile armament.

The hull is of steel construction, with an aluminium superstructure. Four MTU 16V 4000 series diesel engines in a combined diesel and diesel (CODAD) arrangement will convey a maximum speed of about 30 kt.

Space is provided forward for a 76 mm main gun, and a vertical launching system for surface-to-air missiles in front of the bridge. The sensor fit can include a 3D surveillance radar and a fire-control radar. The aft deck provides space for two davit-launched rigid-hulled inflatable boats, and there is a flight deck for a light helicopter.

Israel Shipyards said that it is in discussions with several potential customers, and the first ship could be available in as little as 30 months when ordered.

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