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New details on the PRIVINVEST / CMN upgraded Combattante BR 71 (Baynunah class) Mk II Corvette
 
French shipyard CMN, part of Privinvest holding company, is showcasing a new version of its famous Baynunah class corvette at NAVDEX 2015 defense exhibition held in Abu Dhabi. Navy Recognition was the first to report that the new Mk II evolution incorporates the latest innovations from CMN's research and development. Here are some additional details we learned at NAVDEX 2015.
French shipyard CMN, part of Privinvest holding company, is showcasing a new version of its famous Baynunah class corvette at NAVDEX 2015 defense exhibition held in Abu Dhabi. Navy Recognition was the first to report that the new Mk II evolution incorporates the latest innovations from CMN's research and development. Here are some additional details we learned at NAVDEX 2015.
 
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NAVDEX 2015 - CMN
 
 
 
New details on the PRIVINVEST / CMN upgraded Combattante BR 71 (Baynunah class) Mk II Corvette
 
French shipyard CMN, part of Privinvest holding company, is showcasing a new version of its famous Baynunah class corvette at NAVDEX 2015 defense exhibition held in Abu Dhabi. Navy Recognition was the first to report that the new Mk II evolution incorporates the latest innovations from CMN's research and development. Here are some additional details we learned at NAVDEX 2015.
     
French shipyard CMN, part of Privinvest holding company, is showcasing a new version of its famous Baynunah class corvette at NAVDEX 2015 defense exhibition held in Abu Dhabi. Navy Recognition was the first to report that the new Mk II evolution incorporates the latest innovations from CMN's research and development. Here are some additional details we learned at NAVDEX 2015.BR 71 Mk II corvette model at NAVDEX 2015
     
A CMN representative explained that the helicopter hangar present on the original BR 71 design (Baynunah class) has been replaced with two dedicated spaces for RHIBs (one starboard side, one port side) in order to answer growing needs for anti-piracy and visit board search and seizure (vbss) capabilities.

The Mk II design features a larger helicopter platform. The bridge has an almost 360 degrees field of view. The RWS (Nexter Narwhal on the scale model) control stations are located at the back of the bridge. The bridge on the BR 71 Mk II is larger compared to the original one.

The eight VLS cells have been moved forward to the bow (originally located on each side above the helicopter hangar on the BR 71), the 76mm main gun has been moved forward as a consequence. Similar to the UAE Navy Baynunah class, the integrated mast houses a navigation radar, a 3D surveillance radar and the electronic warfare suite.
     
French shipyard CMN, part of Privinvest holding company, is showcasing a new version of its famous Baynunah class corvette at NAVDEX 2015 defense exhibition held in Abu Dhabi. Navy Recognition was the first to report that the new Mk II evolution incorporates the latest innovations from CMN's research and development. Here are some additional details we learned at NAVDEX 2015.BR 71 Mk II corvette model at NAVDEX 2015
     
According to CMN, the sleeker design of the Mk II should have a positive impact on the low observability qualities of the original Baynunah class but the French shipyard still has to conduct studies to confirm this. The Mk II is fitted with a new MTU engine and four waterjets as opposed to three as found on the existing Baynuah class. Top speed remains the same however (30 knots) and so does the endurance. Crew complement remains unchanged.

As usual, final weapons fit depends on customer requirements but the scale model on display at NAVDEX 2015 features:
1x 76mm main gun by Oto Melara
2x 20mm Narwhal guns by Nexter
2x SIMBAD RC turrets by MBDA located at back
8x Exocet Block III anti-ship missile
8x VL Mica surface to air missiles (in VLS)
     
French shipyard CMN, part of Privinvest holding company, is showcasing a new version of its famous Baynunah class corvette at NAVDEX 2015 defense exhibition held in Abu Dhabi. Navy Recognition was the first to report that the new Mk II evolution incorporates the latest innovations from CMN's research and development. Here are some additional details we learned at NAVDEX 2015.Privinvest stand at NAVDEX 2015