Leading shipbuilding and repair company Israel Shipyards said Wednesday that it won a tender to supply an East Asian Navy with its Shaldag MK V vessel. The agreement ‒ which was signed by Israel Shipyards, the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and the customer ‒ includes the transfer of knowledge regarding construction of the vessel, as well as an upgrade of the customer’s shipyard to prepare it for vessel construction. Israel Shipyards will also conduct training at the customer’s facility regarding construction and maintenance of the Shaldag MK V, the company said.
The Shaldag MK V, the largest Shaldag-class vessel, is a combat-proven, all-aluminum, light and fast vessel with high payload capacity, providing exceptional maneuverability and seakeeping. Delivering a high firepower-to-displacement ratio, it is designed to operate in naval security missions and is a recognized leader in protection of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) and littoral waters, according to Israel Shipyards.
The company’s CEO Eitan Zucker said, "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."