The paper reports that the warships will cost 100 million euros, payable over a 17-year period. The agreement regarding purchase was taken during the term of the last government the paper adds.
The boats will be up to 89 meters long and their displacement between 1500 and 2000 tons. The largest displacement means that the boat will probably incorporate surface-surface and anti-submarine warfare capabilities.
The same sources report that each ship will have a crew of 45 people.
The design is not yet known, but it will be probably based on the Sa’ar 4 class missile boat.
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