SAAR Class Fast-Attack VesselIn the late 1960s, Israel Shipyards was the first in the Western world to design and build a fast-attack missile boat: the Reshef Class SAAR 4, commissioned by the Israeli Navy. At that time, it was a new concept to use relatively small, fast missile-equipped craft to meet threats in the Naval arena.
The swift action and superior handling of the SAAR 4 was cited by the Israeli Navy as contributing to the successful defense of Israel in the 1973 war.
This pioneering success eventually resulted in a second vessel: the NIRIT class SAAR 4.5, a larger, more powerful version of the SAAR 4.
Many SAAR class boats are actively serving in the Israeli Navy as well as other Navies around the world.
- Significant upgrade of the SAAR 4.5 combat capabilities
- Major improvement of signatures
- State-Of-The-Art weapon and electronic systems (can be tailor-made to customer specific requirements)