Shipbuilder Israel Shipyards has announced in a press release that it is supplying Shaldag MK V to an east Asian navy.
Israel Shipyards noted that the contract includes transfer of knowledge regarding the construction of the vessel.
It also noted that it will conduct training at the customer’s facility regarding construction of Shaldag MK V sections as well as maintenance of the vessel.
“At Israel Shipyards we work tirelessly to enable our customers to receive a comprehensive and long-term solution for their various needs in securing their maritime borders ‒ from the construction of vessels suitable for missions in the region, to knowledge transfer services that enable long-term savings for the customer. We are thankful for the fruitful cooperation with the Ministry of Defense and the customer,” Israel Shipyards CEO Eitan Zucker said.
According to Israel Shipyards, Shaldag MK V, which is the largest in Shaldag family of fast patrol craft, is a combat-proven, all-aluminum, light and fast vessel with higher payload capacity, designed for naval security missions.
“The Shaldag MK V, as with all members of the Shaldag Class, provides a high level of maneuverability and seakeeping. Designed to operate in distant arenas, it is cost-effective with a high firepower-to-displacement ratio. The Shaldag MK V is a recognized leader in the protection of littoral and EEZ waters,” Israel Shipyards said.
Shaldag MK V has an overall length of 32.65 meters, maximum beam of 6.20 meters, and displacement of 95 tons. It has a maximum speed of over 40 knots and range of 1000 nautical miles at speed of 12 knots.