The Israeli Navy is the Naval warfare service arm of the Israeli Defense Forces, operating primarily in the Mediterranean Sea theatre as well as the Gulf of Eilat and the Red Sea theatre. The current commander in chief of the Israeli Navy is Aluf Eli Sharvit. The Israeli Navy is believed to be responsible for maintaining Israel's offshore nuclear second strike capability.
INS Magen. (Source: courtesy.)
Recently, reports emerged that Israel has already received a brand new sa'ar 6-class corvette from Germany. According to a statement by military analyst Dana Levi, "A new rocket corvette of the sa-ar 6-class has arrived in Haifa today from Germany. A solemn celemony was held in honor of the warship's arrival at the Israeli naval base in the Haifa port."
The sa-ar 6-class is a series of four German made corvettes ordered for the Israeli Navy in 2015. The unit cost of a sa'ar 6-class corvette is 500 million US Dollars. Israel already has two of them in active service while the rest are completed but awaiting delivery.
Senior Israeli Navy officials celebrating the warship's arrival. (Source: courtesy.)
The warship is armed with a 76 mm main gun, surface-to-air missiles, air defense system, anti-ship missiles and a multi-mission helicopter.
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