United Arab Emirates UAE OPV, Corvettes and small fighting vessels
Published: Wednesday, 13 February 2013 14:47
Dhabi class ASW Corvette
and built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, the “Abu
Dhabi class” corvette for the United Arab
Emirates has been developed from the “Cigala
Fulgosi ” desigb on the basis of which four
“Comandanti” class vessels were built
for the Italian Navy.
and built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, the Ghantoot
and Salahah Stealth Patrol Vessels were ordered
by the United Arab Emirates in 2010 as part of the
"Falaj 2" program. The Falaj 2 class inshore
patrol vessels feature advanced stealth characteristics
to reduce their detectability.
UAE Navy's Baynunah Class corvettes were developed
by French company CMN based on their Combattante
BR70 design. The leadship was built in France by
CMN shipyard while the 5 remaining ships of the
class were built locally by Abu Dhabi Ship Building.
While light in displacement (right below 1,000 tons)
the Baynunah class are heavily armed for their class.
Designed for coastal warfare, these corvettes may
also conduct blue water operations.