The Israeli Navy has confirmed that its first Sa’ar 6-class corvette, the future INS Magen (“Shield”), has begun its delivery voyage following completion in Germany.
Built by a partnership of German Naval Yards Kiel and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), the 2,000-tonne vessel will be fitted with Israeli-made defensive systems upon arrival in Israel.
The future Magen will be operated primarily as an anti-missile defence platform.
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