thyssenkrupp Marine Systems officially hands over the corvette “INS Magen” to the
Israeli Navy

The official ceremony for the hands over of Sa’ar 6 INS Magen to the Israeli Navy. (Picture source ThyssenKrupp

On November 11, 2020 world’s most modern corvette “INS Magen” was officially handed
over by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems to the Israeli Navy. This marks another important
milestone in the ongoing program of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems as General Contractor
to build four next-generation SA’AR-6 class missile corvettes for the Israeli Navy. Following
the very strict corona prevention measures at the shipyard, the handover took place in Kiel.

Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “This program is based on an open
and trusting dialogue with our customer. I would like to thank Israel for the confidence it
has shown in us. We are very proud to be contributing to Israel’s security. I would also like
to thank our employees: Despite challenging circumstances, they have achieved something
great with tremendous care and discipline! Together, we stay focused on our way to
becoming the most modern naval company in Europe.”

The ships have the stealthy design of a low-signature missile corvette with tailor-made
solutions and numerous new technologies onboard. The contract for the delivery of four
SA’AR 6 corvettes – performed by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (Lead) and project partner
German Naval Yards – was signed in May 2015. After the design phase, the construction
phase started with the steel cutting ceremony of the first-of-class in February 2018. Only
15 months after the first steel cut, the ship was undocked, fulfilling its very ambitious
schedule. In May 2019, the “INS Magen” was named in Kiel. The other three ships are
planned for delivery subsequently in intervals of a few months.

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