The vessels will be used in operational missions and as logistical support for combat forces.
Israel Shipyards press release
Under the agreement, the company will provide two landing ships, with the option of expanding the order to include an additional vessel.
Mr. Eitan Zucker, CEO of Israel Shipyards, said:
“This agreement is of significant strategic importance for Israel Shipyards since this will be the first time we will provide our customers with this type of vessel. It supports Israel Shipyards’ strategy to deepen cooperation with leading suppliers and companies in order to increase the supply of the products and services the company provides to its customers and will enable us to expand our range of services and naval solutions – and to extend our activities into new markets.”
Mr. Zucker continued: “The selection of Israel Shipyards in this transaction reflects the company’s position as a recognized professional and high-quality market leader and as a global player in the fields of planning, production and development of naval vessels. This was achieved as a result of its many years of experience, flexibility, and understanding of customer needs, which have enabled the company to supply a wide range of solutions, products and services for a variety of missions and operational requirements around the globe.”