The Israeli Navy has debuted its Super Dvora Mark III-class fast patrol craft, during a ceremony held at the Haifa naval base.
The vessel was purchased from Israel Aerospace Industries-Ramta division, and underwent intensive trials at the navy’s bases in Haifa and Ashdod.
The Super Dvora is the first of three vessels, two of which will be based in Haifa and one in Ashdod. The new craft comes as part of the overall upgrading of the fleet.
According to a statement by the IDF, the Super Dvora “will join the operational battle formation in Haifa and will constitute an important pillar in the ongoing operations of the 914 Maritime Squadron in the defense of the northern nautical border and in maintaining the current security status quo.”
The Super Dvora is deep-sea capable but specifically designed, from the keel up, for the full array of littoral, antiterrorism, law enforcement and coastal security missions.
The vessel is mounted with a Rafael Typhoon stabilized 25-mm. cannon which can reach targets at a distance of 1,500 meters.
The Dvora Mark III can also be armed with long-range missile launching systems and short-range missiles such as the Hellfire, extending the ship’s operational capability to 6-8 kilometers.