Onex agrees to co­op­er­a­tion frame­work with Is­rael Ship­yards

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the sub­sidiary of USbased Onex that has as­sumed con­trol of the Ne­o­rio ship­yard on the is­land of Sy­ros, has agreed to a co­op­er­a­tion frame­work for the pos­si­ble joint pro­duc­tion of new corvettes with Is­rael Ship­yards Ltd, which be­longs to Is­raeli en­tre­pre­neur Shlomi Fo­gel, CEO of Ampa Cap­i­tal. The deal con­cerns the pos­si­bil­ity of build­ing a corvette at Ne­o­rio for ei­ther the Hel­lenic Navy, if it se­lects this par­tic­u­lar type and man­u­fac­turer, or the navy of a third coun­try. For the time be­ing there is no con­tract for such a con­struc­tion. The deal refers to a new type of corvette based on the Sa’ar 4 or Reshef class, which the Is­raelis have de­vel­oped. Onex said the “Themis­tok­lis” project con­cerns a 72-me­ter-long util­ity war­ship that can reach a speed of more than 30 knots. Kathimerin­i has learned from Greek Na­tional De­fense Min­istry sources that this is one of the pos­si­ble projects be­ing ex­am­ined, as there is also a corvette of Euro­pean de­sign un­der con­sid­er­a­tion.

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