The Dvora Mark-III, thus far operated opposite the coasts of Gaza, is expected to be integrated in a battalion operating in Israel's northern coasts
The Israeli Navy is expected to receive several Dvora Mark-III naval vessels soon, which are intended to be used by the Dvora company, which is responsible for guarding the Israel-Lebanon border.
Thus far, vessels of this advanced model were only utilized by the company operating near the Ashdod and Gaza coasts, while Dvora Mark-I and Mark-II ships were used in the northern arena.
The advanced ships have already proven operational capabilities, and are expected to improve the defense layout in Israel's northern arena. Among other things, the Dvora Mark-III has improved speed and maneuverability, and also possesses improved radar and fire capabilities.
The Israeli Navy has three Dvora models. The acquisition of the Dvora ships, which are produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is being carried against the backdrop of the Navy's improved efficiency measures stemming from cuts to the Israeli defense budget.