Sa'ar 62 class offshore patrol vessel

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Class overview
Name: Sa'ar 62 class OPV
Builders: Israel Shipyards
Operators: Azerbaijan Coast Guard, Cyprus Navy
Built: 2010s
Active: 7
General characteristics
Type: Offshore Patrol Vessel
Displacement: 500 t (490 long tons; 550 short tons)
Length: 62 m (203 ft)
Beam: 7.6 m (25 ft)
Draft: 2.7 m (8.9 ft)
Speed: Max: 32 kn (59 km/h; 37 mph)
Range: 5000 nmi (13 knots)
Complement: 35
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Furuno navigation radar
  • Rafael TopeLite electro-optical surveillance and observation and targeting system
  • IAI Elta surveillance and gunnery radar (SGRS) - ELM 2228X
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Rafael MRCR chaff/soft-kill countermeasures
Armament:
  • Rafael Typhoon RW ZU 23 mm naval gun
  • Rafael Typhoon MLS NLOS missile system
  • Remotely controlled 12.7 mm machine guns
  • Crew served 7.62 mm machine guns
  • Small arms
Aviation facilities: Flight deck for an Airbus EC135 helicopter

The Sa'ar 62-class offshore patrol vessel, are Azerbaijan Coast Guard vessels. The patrol vessels are based on the Sa'ar 4.5 class vessels.

Design

The patrol craft have a basic design, but are equipped with modern sensors, systems and weapons. The vessels armament gives them the capability to engage surface, air, and land threats and targets, and the countermeasure system can give them protection from anti-ship missiles and torpedoes. The vessels can deploy small boats for boarding operations, and search and rescue. The vessels have a flight deck for an Airbus EC135 helicopter that can be used to assist the vessel in its missions.[1]

References

  1. ^ "INFOGRAPHICS OF COAST GUARD VESSELS #4: Azerbaijan and Colombia". navalanalyses.blogspot.com. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
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