Sa’ar 6 Class (Blohm+Voss 130)

Operator: Israel
Status: On Order
Number: 4
Ships: Unknown
Cost: 430 million Euros (115 million Euros offset by the German government)
Acquired: Ordered May 2015
General Specs:
Country of origin: Germany (Hull) / Israel (combat systems and subsystems)
Class: Offshore patrol
Manufacturer: Thyssen-Krupp Marine Systems
Introduced:
Displacement: 2,000 ton
Length: 292.3 ft (89.1 m)
Beam: 40.7 ft (12.4 m)
Draft: 11.2 ft (3.4 m)
Hull Material:
Propullsion: 2 x MTU 20V 1163 TB93 diesel engines
Speed: 29.9 mph (26 knots)
Range: 4,603.1 miles at 17.3 mph (4,000 nm at 15 knots)
Fuel Capacity:
Crew: 65
Armament:
Guns: 1 x  Oto Melara 76mm 62 cal. Super Rapid
2 x 30mm Rafael Typhoon remote weapon stations
Anti-air: 40 x Barak 8 missiles
40 x C-Dome point defense missiles
Anti-ship: 16 x Gabriel, RGM-84 Harpoon, or RBS-15 Mk 3
Other: 2 x 324mm Torpedo launchers
Radar/Sensors: ELM-2248 MF-STAR active electronic scanned array (AESA) radar
Defense/Countermeasures: 2 x MASS flare decoy launchers
Other: 1 x 12 ton helicopter or 2 x UAVs
X-shape Radar Cross Section (RCS) reducing hull with infrared-suppression measures

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