Super Dvora Mk. III is
the latest generation of the venerable Dvora/Dabur family of fast patrol
boats (FPB). Selected again in January 2002 by the Israel Navy as its next
generation FPB, the Mark III has superior operational capabilities evidenced
in higher interception speeds against sea targets, increased operational
ranges, incorporation of more advanced stabilized weapon systems, and
improved human engineering and accommodations for the crew.
Super Dvora Mk III is
25-meter long, has an operational radius of 700 nautical miles while
reaching speeds in excess of 45 knots at a full displacement of 65 tons. In
its attack mode, Ramta is currently working a number of new configurations
for the flexible Super Dvora platform, among them the “Strike”, or what
Ramta refers to as the “Littoral Warrior”, equipped with a variety of very
advanced precision weapon systems. In
addition to the Israel Navy, the Super Dvora has been sold to nearly a dozen
other international customers.