In the light of East Med alliance, a strategic industrial partnership was signed on June 16th, 2020 between ONEX Neorion Shipyards, an American company with operations in Greece and Israel Shipyards for the coproduction of Themistocles Corvette.
Themistocles corvette (https://themistoclescorvette.com/) is a state of the art vessel which aims to cover the border surveillance needs of the Eastern Mediterranean. Additionally, the two companies are working closely together for the international development & promotion of Themistocles having as main hubs of production Greece and Israel.
The new design of the Themistocles Corvette which combines state of the art know-how from Greek, Israeli, and US Systems, brings next-generation operational capabilities to future naval warfare. It is a multipurpose vessel with 72 meters length and full displacement of about 800 tons.
Themistocles Corvette can also reach speed above 30kn with an extended endurance. It can operate a medium size marine helicopter but also supports unique possibilities of deploying Special Forces units.
Themistocles Corvette includes state-of-the-art weapons and electronic systems than can be tailor-made to customer-specific requirements.
Themistocles was an Athenian politician, general and naval strategist whose emphasis on naval power and military skills were instrumental during the Persian wars.
Themistocles was the creator of Athenian sea power and the chief savior of Greece from subjection to the Persian Empire at the Battle of Salamis in 480 BCE.
For ONEX Shipyards and Israel Shipyards, the name Themistocles symbolizes the common principles, culture, and values of our peoples, based on freedom, democracy, and power in unity.