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Reshef Sa'ar 4

The original Reshef class Sa'ar 4 missile craft were built in the early 1980s by Israel Shipyards. These missile boats were built by Israel based on Israel Navy design and were first used for service in 1970. These new and improved boats could carry large amounts of weaponry and increased the Israel Navy marine combat capabilities. The INS Reshet and the INS Hekshef -the first two Sa'ar boats constructed- were used in the Yom Kippur War and many of the Sa'ar 4 fleet participated in Operation Galilee Campaign.

The Reshef class missile craft is equipped with two types of missile systems: the Harpoon, and the Gabriel II. The Harpoon missile system was developed by Boeing and serves as a long range surface to surface weapon. The Reshef class missile craft is equipped with two Harpoon missile batteries, each containing four launchers. The Harpoon has a maximum range of 130 km.

The Gabriel II missile system is a short to medium range anti-ship weapon developed by Israeli Air Industries. The Gabriel II has a maximum range of 36 km and Reshef class ships carry six Gabriel II launchers. The Reshef class ship can be equipped with either an OTO Melara 3 76 mm main gun, or a Vulcan Phalanx Mk 15 25 mm CIWS weapon system.

The SAAR-4, built in Israeli shipyards, is a compact, multi-purpose, class fast missile boat offering a prime platform for a modern navy. It features a broad range of weaponry and electronic detection systems. It provides a low-cost, high performance weapon system for naval combat, terrorism, anti-submarine warfare as well as intelligence and commando operations. The SAAR-4 has proven combat experience in the Yom Kippur War and in the Peace for Galilee operation. The SAAR 4 combat systems are currently operational in many navies worldwide.

Features include: High speed fast missile boat; Long endurance patrol boat; Anti-air and anti-missile self defense capabilities; High performance communications and C&C systems; Can be upgraded with broader combat systems.

The Israeli Navy's need for constant modernization of its combat platforms and systems makes it possible for SIBAT to offer excess inventory. High performance, highly integrated combat systems comprising small to medium sized vessels with exceptional weapons-per-ton ratio are offered at competitive prices. Moreover, customers are offered the Total Package Approach to assure self sustained operation and comprehensive after sales support.

INS NitzachonVictoryIsrael Shipyards Ltd. (ISL) 1978Active
INS AtzmautIndependenceIsrael Shipyards Ltd. (ISL)1979Active




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