The Israeli army yesterday received the third Sa’ar 6-class warship from Germany, Arab48 reported.
This handover came amidst escalating tensions in the Gulf that could see a confrontation with Iran.
The warship is anchored in Haifa military base, where it will be fitted with developed technologies, including sensors, weapons and communication systems, a statement issued by the Israeli army said, noting that it will be operational in the coming months.
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According to the statement, Sa’ar 6 warships are mainly tasked to protect gas fields and Israel’s exclusive economic waters.
This is the third of four warships that Israel ordered from Germany five years ago.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)