Rafael press release
Rafael will supply its client with an advanced naval warfare systems suite, which includes a Combat Management System (CMS), Typhoon and Mini-Typhoon Remote Operating Weapon Systems, Naval Spike Missiles, Sea-Com Internal Communication System and BNET Tactical Data Link, as well as other components with full maintenance and support services.
Ran Tavor, Vice President and head of Rafael’s Naval Warfare Systems directorate:
“Our Naval applications integrate the groundbreaking combat-proven technologies found in Rafael systems across a multitude of domains along with the important advantage of accumulated experience in major naval projects with customers all around the world. The specialized portfolio of naval systems utilizes Rafael’s world-renowned latest technological innovation, such as advanced naval missile system using electro-optics seeker, computer vision, Artificial Intelligence and decision-making algorithms, that enables a wide range of tailored capability deployment choices, offering clients pinpoint accuracy, unrivaled flexibility and adaptability in order to best tackle current and future threats as well as to meet their individual requirements and needs”.
Naval News comments:
The customer is likely the Philippine Navy. Israel Shipyards won a $128 Millions contract for the supply of 8 Shaldag Mk V fast attack crafts (FAC) back in January 2021. Only 4 out of the 8 vessels will reportedly be fitted with a Spike-NLOS Typhoon missile launcher. 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