Saar 4.5 Missile Boat

On February 12, 1991, following its two-year long construction at the Israel shipyards, the Nirit class INS Chetz (“Arrow”) was delivered to the Israel Navy. It was used as a prototype for testing advanced weapon systems which are now a part of the operational systems on Navy ships. Some of the Saar 4 missile boats were upgraded to Nirit class missile boats.

Outstanding features of this class of missile boats include very high survivability, extensive power and weapon systems designed for the naval arena. Advanced weapon systems include improved Gabriel missiles, Harpoon missiles, Barak anti-missile missiles, 76 mm guns, anti-aircraft guns, innovative night vision equipment, electronic warfare systems developed in Israel, a new radar system and a command & control system.

Technical Data – Nirit Class Saar 4.5

Length 61.7 meters
Beam 7.62 meters
Displacement full load 488 tons
Maximum Speed 34 knots
Propulsion 4 MTU engines
Weapon systems Vulcan Planks anti-missile and anti-aircraft gun
76 mm sea-to-sea gun
6 Gabriel sea-to-sea missiles
8 Harpoon sea-to-sea missiles
32 Barak missiles
Command, control and defense systems

Technical Data – Chochit Class Saar 4.5

Length 61.7 meters
Beam 7.62 meters
Propulsion 4 MTU engines
Weapon systems Vulcan gun
8 Harpoon sea-to-sea missiles
Landing area
Command, control and defense systems

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