From Defense Update, building on the story from last summer of a ship-building program we have spoken well of before.
Israel is interested in acquiring two corvette size ships to extend its naval operational capabilities. After analyzing the U.S. Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Israel decided these vessels would be too costly. While each LCS would have cost $480, Israel was prepared to spend up to $300 per ship, which roughly corresponds with what the Malaysian Navy spent on a similar design (MEKO A-100 Kedah class).An interesting OBTW WRT selling your assets abroad.
Israel is said to be interested in a 'stretched' version of the MEKO A-100 corvette, a ship with a displacement of 2,200 tons. However, for such a vessel to become superior to the current Eilat class, the Israelis should opt for the latest, advanced stealth version of the MEKO CSL, which has already been designed for such specifications. The CSL will better adapt for the Israeli requirements for versatility, deck space and sensor placements.
A major obstacle for the potential deal is the recent acquisition of Blohm + Voss Shipyards - the shipbuilder of the MEKO vessels - by the Abu Dhabi MAR Group of the United Arab Emirates.And yes, that is a 76mm and not 57mm as a main battery. Ahem.