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  • How navy engineers made the next missile ship stealthy

    05/26/2016 12:45:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/26/2016 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    When German engineers from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, who are building Israel’s next-generation Sa’ar-6 class missile corvette, showed Israel Navy engineers the first blueprints for the strategically vital vessel, the Israelis realized there was a problem. The plans outlined a ship based on Germany’s own sea platforms, and was similar in design. Yet Israel must deal with a far more challenging environment, in which Hezbollah is stockpiling radar-guided shore-to-sea missiles that can target the navy, offshore gas drilling rigs in the Mediterranean and strategically vital sites, such as civilian sea ports – just the type of threat the Sa’ar-6 will be...
  • Powerful German built MEKO A-200 AN Frigate for Algerian Navy to Start Sea Trials

    07/20/2015 4:43:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 20 July 2015
    The first of two MEKO Frigates built by Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) in Kiel appears ready to start her first sea trials according to ship spotter pictures. The vessel, designated MEKO A-200 AN Frigate, was launched in early December 2014. Algeria ordered two frigates (with an option for two more) in March 2012. The weapons fit selected by the Algerian Navy is quite powerfull for this type of vessel. Picture showing the first MEKO A-200 AN frigate for Algeria with most of its systems fitted (except for the anti-ship missiles) and ready to start sea trials. Picture taken on...
  • Israeli Navy Wants Stealth Corvettes

    05/18/2010 11:23:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 583+ views ^ | May 18, 2010 | David Eshel
    Israeli Navy Wants Stealth Corvettes May 18, 2010 By David Eshel Israel wants to acquire two corvettes that would permit missions beyond the Mediterranean and extend its fleet air defense capabilities. The navy was planning to purchase a variant of Lockheed Martin’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), but after an evaluation decided the vessel was too costly. The navy is now interested in the Meko A-100 multimission corvette, built by Blohm and Voss, part of Germany’s Thyssen-Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) Group. For such a vessel to outperform the current Eilat class, Israel will probably opt for the latest stealth version known...
  • Israel Seeks German Arms-Aid Deal [1B euro package: submarine, corvettes]

    01/20/2010 7:53:37 AM PST · by wolf78 · 5 replies · 350+ views
    DefenseNews | 18 January 2010 | Barbara Opall-Rome
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  • Israel seeks discount on two German warships

    11/25/2009 10:05:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 871+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 25, 2009 | Dan Williams
    Israel seeks discount on two German warships * German Meko preferred over U.S. rival vessel * Israel looks for discounted deal by end of year * Netanyahu, Barak due in Berlin next week By Dan Williams TEL AVIV, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Israel plans to buy two warships from Germany rather than rival U.S.-made vessels and is negotiating with Berlin in the hope of clinching a discounted deal by year's end, Israeli officials said on Wednesday. They said the Meko corvettes' purchase would be pursued by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak when they visit the...
  • Israel wants Berlin to finance two new warships

    10/25/2009 3:48:43 AM PDT · by wolf78 · 9 replies · 995+ views
    Israel is hoping to order two modern German-made warships without paying for them, daily Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Friday. Sources within the German government told the paper that Israel wants the Berlin to finance the MEKO corvettes, a sum that would reportedly reach hundreds of millions of euros. The paper reported that the government has not yet reacted to Israel’s request. But “influential politicians from northern Germany,” where the shipbuilding industry is suffering from the global economic downturn, are apparently supportive in the interest of keeping German shipyards in business.