The Agreement includes knowledge transfer for the construction of the vessel and the upgrade of the customer’s shipyard.
Israel Shipyards press release
The Agreement ‒ which was signed between Israel Shipyards, the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and the customer ‒ includes the transfer of knowledge regarding the construction of the vessel, as well as the preparation of the customer’s shipyard for vessel construction through an upgrade of the shipyard. Israel Shipyards will also conduct training at the customer’s facility regarding construction of the SHALDAG MK V sections as well as maintenance of the vessel.
SHALDAG MK V ‒ the largest member of the SHALDAG Class ‒ is a combat-proven, all-aluminum, light and fast vessel with high payload capacity, providing exceptional maneuverability and seakeeping. Delivering a high firepower-to-displacement ratio, it is designed to operate in naval security missions and is a recognized leader in the protection of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) and littoral waters.
Remarking on the award of the tender, the company’s CEO, Eitan Zucker, said,
“At Israel Shipyards we work tirelessly to enable our customers to receive a comprehensive and long-term solution for their various needs in securing their maritime borders ‒ from the construction of vessels suitable for missions in the region, to knowledge transfer services that enable long-term savings for the customer. We are thankful for the fruitful cooperation with the Ministry of Defense and the customer.”
Naval News comments:
The latest customer of the SHALDAG fast patrol craft (FPC) was Senegal. Shaldag MK V Fast Patrol Craft specifications:
- LOA (Length Over All): 32.65 m
- Beam Max.: 6.20 m
- Displacement: About 95 tons
- Max Speed: above 40 knots
- Range @ 12 knots: 1000 NM