Israel Seeks German Funds to Acquire Stealth Vessels

5 November 2009 (Last Updated November 5th, 2009 18:30)

The Israeli Navy is trying to obtain financial assistance from Germany to acquire two Meko A-200 vessels worth over €50m. The two vessels will be equipped with state-of-the-art weapons systems and missiles providing them with the ability to intercept several class vessels, submarines and

The Israeli Navy is trying to obtain financial assistance from Germany to acquire two Meko A-200 vessels worth over €50m.

The two vessels will be equipped with state-of-the-art weapons systems and missiles providing them with the ability to intercept several class vessels, submarines and inland targets.

The German-made Meko A-200 anti-air warfare (AAW) frigate is a surface combatant featuring advanced propulsion systems, sensors and weaponry to provide enhanced survivability.

The 119m-long and 15.8m-wide vessel can accommodate a crew of 130 and can travel at a maximum speed of 29kt.

In addition the stealth vessels will carry either a single 10t helicopter or two 6t helicopters