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Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
אילת [Eilat] 501   Ingalls, Pascagoula, USA 24.2.1992 9.2.1993 24.5.1994 in service (2019)
להב [Lahav] 502   Ingalls, Pascagoula, USA 25.9.1992 20.8.1993 23.9.1994 in service (2019)
חנית [Hanit] 503   Ingalls, Pascagoula, USA 5.4.1993 4.5.1994 7.2.1995 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1075

Displacement full, t

1275

Length, m

76.6 pp 85.6 oa

Breadth, m

11.9

Draught, m

3.17 hull

No of shafts

2

Machinery

CODOG: 1 General Electric LM-2500 gas turbine / 2 MTU 12V1163 TB82 diesels

Power, h. p.

30000 / 6000

Max speed, kts

33

Fuel, t

diesel / gas turbine oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

3500(17)

Armament

2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84C), 2 x 32 Barak SAM (VLS, 64 Barak) (really only 1 x 32 Barak SAM installed), 1 x 6 - 20/76 Phalanx Mk 15, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 4 x 1 - 7.6/90, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 TT (6 Mk 46 Mod.5), 1 helicopter (AS.565SA Atelef)

Electronic equipmentSPS-55, EL/M-2228S, 2x EL/M-2221, Mk 90 radars, EDO796, Coris (fitted for) sonars, NS-9003A, NATACS, 2x RAN-1010 ECM suites, 3x Deseaver decoy RL, 2x smoke RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy, AIO III CCS
Complement

74



Standard scale images


<i>Eilat </i>2000
Eilat 2000


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<i>Eilat </i>2009
Eilat 2009


Project history

Compact, fast and powerful missile corvettes of Sa'ar 5 class, ordered in 1989 to a design jointly prepared by Haifa SY, Israely Navy and Ingalls. There were originally to have been eight, then four and finally three. Especially designed with the suppression of radar, noise and heat signatures. Ships appeared top-heavy and never received planned 8 Gabriels II SSMs, planned 76mm gun was replaced by Phalanx. They were conceived as flotilla leaders and command ships for groups of FAC(M)s.

Modernizations

late 2000s, all: + 2x MSIS e/o systems

early 2010s, all: - 2 x 1 - 20/70, SPS-55 radar, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy, AIO III CCS; + 2 x 5 - 25/80 Sea Vulcan 25, EL/M-2218S radar, NS-9005, NS-9009 ECM suites, ATC-1 torpedo decoy, NTCCS2010 CCS

Naval service

Hanit was damaged by Hezbollah's C701 or C802 missile 14.7.2006 but returned to service in August.