Israeli Navy Developments, with possible CG connections

Thought some of you might find this article interesting.  It touches on a number of items that might be interesting.

The Typhoon gun mount, now being equipped with the Spike ER missile system, is the same mount planned for installation on the Fast Response Cutter under the US designation Mk 38 Mod 2. This mount has lots of interesting non-military potential as a search, survaillance, and navigation aid as well.  I would think we would want in on the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC).

It discusses how the Israelis are dealing with the threat of booby trapped fishing vessels that have been used in three attacks on boarding vessels.

It talks about development of a persistent, radar equipped maritime version of their Heron high altitude UAV. This might be an alternative for the CG.

It reports how the Israelis are using kits to convert RHIBs to unmanned armed surveillance craft.

It also notes that the Israelis are in the market for a ship about the same size as the Offshore Patrol Cutter, and because the money will likely be provided by the US, there is a good chance it will have to be built in the US.  There might be an opportunity for cooperation here.

5 thoughts on “Israeli Navy Developments, with possible CG connections

  1. I hear the Israeli Navy is seriously in a buying mood for an LCS type ship and maybe we can sell the Israeli Navy our version of the NSC cutter to the Irsaeli Navy and give them a navalized version of the NSC with added speed and armaments of a Frigate.

  2. The Israelis have decided against the LCS because it cost too much, so that probably eliminates the NSC as well, since the costs are similar.

    They are looking at a variation of the MEKO line of German designed ships, but that does not mean it could not be built in the US.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gawron_Class
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MEKO

    It would not take much to turn the NSC into a frigate. It already has the speed of frigate. Add some vertical launch missile tubes, an illuminator to guide the missiles, and a towed array and you have one. Probably want to replace the Phalanx with a CIWS that could deal with a supersonic threat too. There are people pushing to get the Navy to buy the NSC as a frigate replacement, but so far no sale.

    To get the numbers without breaking the bank the Coast Guard, Navy, and the Israelis all need to find a good $300M combatant.

  3. I hear the Israeli Navy is seriously in a buying mood for an LCS type ship and maybe we can sell the Israeli Navy our version of the NSC cutter to the Irsaeli Navy and give them a navalized version of the NSC with added speed and armaments of a Frigate.

  4. The Israelis have decided against the LCS because it cost too much (around $600M), so that
    probably eliminates the NSC as well, since the costs are similar.

    They are looking at a variation of the MEKO line of German designed ships, but
    that does not mean it could not be built in the US.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gawron_Class
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MEKO

    It would not take much to turn the NSC into a frigate. It already has the speed
    of frigate. Add some vertical launch missile tubes, an illuminator to guide the
    missiles, and a towed array and you have one. Probably want to replace the
    Phalanx with a CIWS that could deal with a supersonic threat too. There are
    people pushing to get the Navy to buy the NSC as a frigate replacement, but so
    far no sale.

    To get the numbers without breaking the bank, the Coast Guard, Navy, and the
    Israelis all need to find a good surface combatant for $300M or less.

  5. The Israelis have decided against the LCS because it cost too much, so that probably eliminates the NSC as well, since the costs are similar. They are looking at a variation of the MEKO line of German designed ships, but that does not mean it could not be built in the US.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gawron_Classhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MEKOIt would not take much to turn the NSC into a frigate. It already has the speed of frigate. Add some vertical launch missile tubes, an illuminator to guide the missiles, and a towed array and you have one. Probably want to replace the Phalanx with a CIWS that could deal with a supersonic threat too. There are people pushing to get the Navy to buy the NSC as a frigate replacement, but so far no sale. To get the numbers without breaking the bank the Coast Guard, Navy, and the Israelis all need to find a good surface combatant for $300M or less.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s