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German frigate Conduct exercise with Israel Navy.

Posted On Friday, 11 February 2022 11:31

According to a tweet published by the German MoD on February 10, 2022, the Brandenburg-class frigate Bayern conducted a PHOTEX with the Israeli Sa'ar 6-class corvette INS ATZMAUT.

German Brandenburg-class frigate and Sa'ar 6-class corvette INS Atzmaut (Picture source: German MoD)

INS Atzmaut is a Sa'ar 6-class corvette of the Israeli Navy. She is the third ship of her class. She was launched at German Naval Yards and ThyssenKrupp in Kiel.

The Sa'ar 6 has been adopted for maritime protection, anti-shipping and prevents threats in the Israeli Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The class has a displacement of almost 1,900 tons at full load and is 90 m (295 ft 3 in) long.

It is armed with an Oto Melara 76 mm main gun, two Typhoon Weapon Stations, 32 vertical launch cells for Barak-8 surface-to-air missiles, 40 cells for the C-Dome point defense system, 16 anti-ship missiles (likely Gabriel 5), the EL/M-2248 MF-STAR AESA radar, and two 324 mm (12.8 in) torpedo launchers. It has hangar space and a platform able to accommodate a medium class SH-60-type helicopter.

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