Israel Shipyards inks detailed design deal for Reshef-class corvette
Shipbuilding and repair company Israel Shipyards has signed a contract for the detailed design phase for the construction of the Reshef-class vessel.
As disclosed, the agreement was signed with Israel’s Ministry of Defense as a final step before the ship’s production phase.
During this phase, Israel Shipyards will present an engineering plan, adapted to the needs of the navy.
“We are excited and proud to have reached this advanced stage in the development of the new ship, which will very soon assist in carrying out the missions and meeting the challenges faced by the Israeli Navy in protecting the country’s maritime borders,” the company’s CEO Eitan Zucker commented.
The Reshef-class corvettes will replace SA’AR 4.5 units, which have been in service for over 30 years.
The vessels are expected to assist in supporting Israel’s economic zone (EEZ) as well as the offshore oil and gas facilities within the country’s territorial waters.
All combat systems onboard the new ships will be products of Israel’s defense industry.
Last September, Israel Shipyards joined forces with classification society ABS to collaborate on a pioneering 3D model project.
The project seeks to reduce the total number of 2D drawings and paper-based documentation for class review of the OPV design, and it replaces those documents with the original computer aided design (CAD) model.