Israel receives its advanced warship as tensions rise with Iran

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Israel took delivery of its most advanced warship on Wednesday, describing the German-made ship called "Shield" as a bulwark for vulnerable Mediterranean gas platforms as tensions mount with Tehran over the assassination of a senior Iranian nuclear scientist.

The SAR-6 corvette, which docked in Haifa Port, and three of the same models will follow next year, will bring the number of missile boats deployed by the Israeli Navy to 15, which, although small, carry out missions as far away as the Red Ship. Sea and bay.

"The welcome discovery of gas fields off the coast of Israel has made it necessary to devise a plan that provides a protective cover," Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said at the ceremony held at the port.


2 December 2020

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