Israel Shipyards’ Reshef Class Vessel to Replace Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar 4.5

The new class will be based on the company’s S-72 design

Perliminary design of the Reshef Class vessel (Courtesy of Israel Shipyards)

Israel Shipyards will design the Israeli Navy’s new Reshef Class combat vessel under an agreement with the Israel Ministry of Defense.

The new class, which will be based on Israel Shipyards’ S-72 design, is said to replace the Navy’s Sa’ar 4.5 missile boats. All combat systems on board the new ship will be products of Israeli defense industries, the company said.

The Reshef Class vessels will “empower the Israeli Navy’s capabilities in the future combat field and will assist in protecting Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as well as the offshore oil and gas facilities within Israel’s territorial waters,” the company added.

“We are proud to be invited by the Israeli Navy and MOD to partner in the development of the Navy’s future-vessel and will dedicate ourselves as always to provide the optimal answer to the corps’ needs,” said Israel Shipyards CEO Eitan Zucker.