Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on 31 March that it had received a contract worth “tens of millions of dollars” to supply four Super Dvora Mk 3 fast patrol boats to an African military customer.

It said the craft would be built at its Ramta facility in Israel and delivered in 2016, after which it would be used for coastal defence, homeland security and patrolling the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

IAI did not identify the African customer, but its press release cited IAI Ramta general manager Nitzan Shaked as saying the boats will be “equipped with a full suite of advanced weapons and sensors”. […]