Shipbuilder Israel Shipyards has launched its new multi-mission offshore patrol vessel (OPV) S-45 for enhanced coastal protection by the Israeli Navy.
The company launched the tailored-made ship at its headquarters in the port city of Haifa on September 29.
Israel Shipyards said the S-45 is a cost-effective watercraft designed for coastal protection, drilling rigs, and offshore facilities protection.
The 45-meter (148 feet) vessel also features highly advanced weapon systems and an optional helicopter carrying capacity.
“We are excited and proud to launch another tailored-made, multi-mission vessel made by our experts and devoted employees who empowers our vessels into future solutions,” the company said in a statement.
“After several months of construction at our facilities, the OPV S-45 was launched and set sail for the first time.”