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Israel receives 3rd warship from Germany

Ceremony marking the arrival of the first of four new German-built Saar 6 naval vessels purchased by the navy, in the northern Haifa city naval base, on December 2, 2020 [HEIDI LEVINE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]
German-built Saar 6 naval vessels purchased by the navy, in the northern Haifa city naval base, on 2 December 2020 [HEIDI LEVINE/POOL/AFP/Getty Images]

The Israeli army yesterday received the third Sa'ar 6-class warship from Germany, Arab48 reported.

This handover came amidst escalating tensions in the Gulf that could see a confrontation with Iran.

The warship is anchored in Haifa military base, where it will be fitted with developed technologies, including sensors, weapons and communication systems, a statement issued by Israeli army said, noting that it will be operational in the coming months.

According to the statement, Sa'ar 6 warships are mainly tasked to protect gas fields and Israel's exclusive economic waters.

This is the third of four warships which Israel ordered from Germany five years ago.

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