The Department of Production and Procurement (DOPP) at the Israel Ministry of Defense will purchase a large floating dock from Israel Shipyards for the maintenance of the Israel Navy’s submarines and Sa’ar 6 corvettes.
The floating dock will enable staff to raise the ships above sea level for regular maintenance work, as well as for the purpose of installing Israeli combat systems onto the vessels. Furthermore, as part of the agreement, the Ministry of Defense has selected Israel Shipyards to lead the planning and construction of the Navy’s future ships.
The Department of Production and Procurement in the Israel Ministry of Defense and Israel Shipyards have signed a significant procurement agreement with the scope of approximately US$26 million, which includes the construction of a floating dock (to be completed over a period of two years). This will be used in the maintenance of the Israel Navy’s ships and submarines. The dock has been planned (in terms of size and characteristics), to carry Sa’ar 6 vessels.
The dock will enable the installment of Israeli combat systems onto the ships, following their arrival to Israel. The agreement also includes support and maintenance work for approximately ten years.
The agreement also includes the primary design and planning of the Navy’s future vessels. Israel Shipyards will lead their design and construction in order to replace older models built in the 1980s and 1990s. The initial planning phase will take over a year.
By Arie Egozi
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