Offers a wide spectrum of operational capabilities in both OPV and FPC configurations
IMDEX ASIA 2019, 14-16 May, Singapore, Stand M – 24
Israel Shipyards Ltd. unveils its new multi-purpose Offshore Patrol Vessel, OPV-45, at IMDEX ASIA 2019. The OPV-45 is designed for a wide range of Naval, para-military and HLS missions, and can carry a variety of payloads according to mission requirements. OPV-45 provides open sea patrol and surveillance as well as a wide verity of off-shore missions such as protecting facilities and EEZ, anti-terror/smuggling/illegal activities’ interdiction, intervention forces’ boarding/landing, and close-range Naval combat operations, including anti-piracy missions and enhanced search and rescue operations. The OPV-45 can also be equipped for minimizing illegal immigration transits, fishing protection & control and anti-pollution activities.
Installed with advanced weapon stations, electro-optics, radar and communication systems suitable for various missions, the OPV-45 has an overall length of 45.7m, a sustained speed of above 24 knots, and a command bridge enabling 360° observation. For missions requiring high speed interception, the OPV-45 can carry a Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) of 7.20m. The RHIB can quickly, easily and crane-free be launched or retrieved into and out of water, while the vessel is on the move. The OPV-45’s work deck is large enough to carry up to two 20ft containers equipped for various missions, which enables diversified and flexible operational options. The OPV-45 accommodates a crew of 16-24, plus an additional space for up to 24 people for missions involving Special Forces, search and rescue survivors, castaways, etc.
“The OPV-45 is an important addition to Israel Shipyards’ portfolio, offering the most cost-effective solution of its kind in the market today”, says Mr. Eitan Zucker, the company’s CEO. “The OPV-45 is another example of our ability to foresee and comply the market’s needs”.
About Israel Shipyards Ltd.
Israel Shipyards Ltd. is one of the largest privately owned shipbuilding and repair facilities in the Eastern Mediterranean. The manufacturing and repair plant is over 330,000 sq. meters with 45,000 sq. meters of under-roof facilities and a wharf length of 900 meters. Israel Shipyards operates a floating dock with 4,500 tons of lifting capacity and has a total berthing area length of 1000 meters with 12 meters of water depth.
The company’s main offerings cover SAAR class missile corvettes including SAAR 4, SAAR 4.5 and SAAR S-72, Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), fast patrol craft including SHALDAG MK II – MK V, commercial ships, tugboats, and multipurpose boats. Over the past decades, the company has built and delivered a large number of these vessels, which are in active service in the Israeli Navy as well as in the navies, coast guards, and law enforcement authorities of countries around the world.
Israel Shipyards employs about 500 people, including more than 35 engineers in the design department. Its management is comprised of highly experienced and skilled professionals with extensive naval and technical backgrounds.