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FALAJ 2 class Stealth Patrol Vessel - UAE Navy
P251 Ghantoot, P252 Salahah - Fincantieri
 
 
 
Designed 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.
 
Description
Designed 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.

Their main feature is their special stealth design making them difficult to detect by radar. Other features of these ships include their high level of flexibility in being able to carry out different types of mission in national and international waters (from patrol and surveillance, to defence from air and surface threats and attacks against land and sea targets), as well as their high standards of accommodation and safety.

The contract provides the UAE Navy with an option for another two sister ships, as well as technology transfer to local shipyard Etihad Shipbuilding for possible construction of the sister vessels.
 
Shiplist
Name
Hull Number
Launched
Commissioned
Ghantoot
P251
01/2012
-
Salahah
P252
06/2012
-
 
Variants
- None

Technical Data
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Missions
Highly flexible and versatile, the vessels are suited to conduct a range of missions – from patrol and surveillance operations to self-defence in case of threats from the air or surface and attack against both targets at sea and on land – in national and international scenarios, while affording high standards of accommodation and safety.
Deck Equipment
» 1x RHIB
» 2x Inflatable liferaft in hard-shelled canister
Weapons
Guns:
» 1x Oto Melara 76/62 mm Super Rapid (Stealth Version) main gun
» 2x Oto Melara Hitrole-G 12.7mm remote controlled naval turret
Missiles:
» 4x MBDA MM40 Blk III Exocet Anti-ship missiles (2 launchers with 2 missiles each)
» 6x MBDA VL Mica Surface to air missiles (2x3 VLS cells at the stern)
Sensors, Electronics, Decoys
  • Combat Management and Information Systems:
    SELEX Sistemi Integrati Athena (IPN-S System) Combat Management System
  • Optronics:
    1x SELEX Sistemi Integrati NA-30S radar and optronic Fire Control System
  • Radars and ESM:
    1x SELEX Sistemi Integrati 3D multifunction C-Band radar
    1x SELEX Sistemi Integrati SIR-M IFF Interrogator
    1x Elettronica SEAL-L ESM / ELINT system
    1x Navigation system (with LPI NAV-R)
  • Decoys/Counter measures/Jammers:
    2x Rheinmetall MASS decoy launchers
  • Communications:
    Link 11, 16
    Data Distribution Unit
    External Communication System
    GMDSS system
Engines/Propulsion/Power
2x MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines
4x MTU S60 diesel generators
2x Propeller Shafts
 
Specifications
Type
Stealth Inshore Patrol Vessel
Crew
28
Operators
UAE Navy
Performance
Speeds: 20+ kts (max)
Range: 1,500+ nm @ 14 kts
Endurance: n/a days at sea
Designer / Builder
Fincantieri
Displacement
550 tons (full load)
Aviation
none
Dimensions
Length: 55.70 m
Beam: 8.80 m
Maximum Draft: 5.50 m
Detailed View
FALAJ 2 class Stealth Patrol Vessel - UAE Navy
FALAJ 2 class Stealth Patrol Vessel - UAE Navy
FALAJ 2 class Stealth Patrol Vessel - UAE Navy
FALAJ 2 class Stealth Patrol Vessel - UAE Navy
 
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Designed and built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, the Ganthooth 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.
 
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