Super Dvora Mk II-class patrol boat

The Super Dvora Mark II-class patrol boats is a high-speed class of patrol boats meant for a variety of naval missions from typical off-shore coastal patrol mission profiles to high-speed, high-maneuver littoral warfare. Built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps, the Super Dvora Mark II is the successor to the Dvora-class fast patrol boats. The Super Dvora Mark IIs have been employed by the Sri Lanka Navy to counter LTTE operations at sea.

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Super Dvora Mk II-class HPL-21 Ankaran of the Slovenian Navy
Class overview
Name: Super Dvora Mark II class
Builders: IAI-Ramta
Preceded by: Dvora class
Succeeded by: Super Dvora Mk III class
In commission: 1996
General characteristics
Type: Fast patrol boat
Displacement: 60 tons full load
Length: 25.4 m (83 ft) (incl. ASD platform)
Beam: 5.67 m (18.6 ft)
Draught: 1.1 m (3.6 ft)
Propulsion: 2x diesel engines with 4,570 hp (3,410 kW) and two Arneson ASD-16 articulating surface drives.
Speed: 45–52 knots (83–96 km/h) (max)
Range: 700 nautical miles (1,300 km) at 42 knots (78 km/h)

Design and constructionEdit

25.4 metres (83 ft) in length, the Super Dvora II has a marine aluminum alloy planing hull in order to maintaining high standards of sea-keeping, maneuverability and static/dynamic intact/damaged stability in adverse environments.


Originally the main armament of the Super Dvora Mark II design was the Oerlikon 20 mm cannon which were manually operated. At present all Super Dvora Mark II types have been modified to allow for the installation of Typhoon 25-30 mm stabilized cannon which can be slaved to state-of the art mast-mounted, day/night, long-range electro-optic systems. In addition to its main armament, Super Dvora Mark IIs carry heavy or light machine guns, depending on the operational requirements.

Sri Lankan Navy Super Dvora Mark IIs carry additional weapon systems such as automatic grenade launchers and PKM general purpose machine guns.





  Sri Lanka


  1. ^ a b c d Nassauer, Otfried; Steinmetz, Christopher (September 2003). "Rüstungskooperation zwischen Deutschland und Israel" (pdf) (in German). Berliner Informationszentrum für Transatlantiche Sichereit. Retrieved 22 August 2015.

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Preceded by
Dvora series Succeeded by
Super Dvora Mk III