The Israeli Navy is expected to receive four new Shaldag MK V-class fast vessels from Israel Shipyards, announced the shipbuilder on Wednesday.
The navy currently uses the company’s Shaldag MK III fast vessel for coastal security missions. The new vessel is designed to upgrade the force’s routine security missions and is specially designed to help protect exclusive economic zone waters and coastlines, according to Israel Shipyards.
The vessel can accelerate from zero to 40 knots in 60 seconds and operate in shallow waters. It can carry an array of lightweight weapons systems, navigation and other combat systems.
The Israeli Navy also operates Israel Shipyards-made Sa’ar 4.5 missile ships.