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Israeli navy prepares for arrival of new upgraded warships

ABOARD THE INS LAHAV — After a coronavirus-related delay, Israel's navy is preparing for the long-awaited arrival of its next generation of missile boats — giving...

The first missile boat of “Project Magen” is scheduled to arrive by early December, with three more of the German-made corvettes scheduled to arrive over the next two years.

  • Ariel Schalit | Associated Press
  • Stars and Stripes

“It’s bigger. It’s newer. It’s faster. It’s better,” said Rear Adm. Eyal Harel, head of Israeli naval operations, during a rare tour of Israel’s offshore Leviathan gas field.

A massive gas platform stood just a few hundred meters (yards) away.

The vessels, commonly…

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