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Abu Dhabi class ASW Corvette - UAE Navy
Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette - Fincantieri
 
 
 
Designed 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.
 
Description
Designed 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.

This cutting edge ship will mainly carry out patrolling and surveillance activities and may be employed in antisubmarine, anti-aircraft and surface activities. It will be able to exchange tactical data in real time with other naval vessels, helicopters and on shore bases and will be able to provide support and shelter for the Emirate Navy helicopters.

In addition to highly flexible operational capabilities, the vessel will also feature high standards of safety and living conditions for the comfort of the crew.
 
Shiplist
Name
Hull Number
Launched
Commissioned
Abu Dhabi
P191
02/2011
-
 
Variants
- None

Technical Data
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Missions
» Patrol in the EEZ
» Surveillance
» ASW, AAW, ASUW
Deck Equipment
» Helicopter deck: for 10 tons helicopter
» Helicopter hangar: for 10 tons helicopter
» Boats: 2 x RHIB
Weapons
Guns:
» 1x Oto Melara 76/62 mm Super Rapid main gun
» 2x Oto Melara Marlin 30 mm remote controlled naval turret
» 2x 12.7 mm machine guns
Missiles:
» 4x MBDA MM40 Blk III Exocet Anti-ship missiles (2 launchers with 2 missiles each)
Torpedoes:
» 2x Torpedo launchers
Sensors, Electronics, Decoys
  • Combat Management and Information Systems:
    SELEX Sistemi Integrati Athena (IPN-S System) Combat Management System
  • Optronics:
    1x Optronic Fire Control System
  • Radars, Sonars and ESM:
    1x Air & Surface Surveillance Radar System
    1x IFF Interrogator
    1x Radar ESM
    1x X-band Navigation Radar with frequency diversity
    1x X-band Navigation Radar with LPI component
    1x Thales KINGKLIP UMS 4132 HMS (Hull Mounted Sonar)
    1x Thales CAPTAS 2 / UMS 4229 VDS (Variable Depth Sonar)
    Expendable Bathythermograph Ssytem
  • Decoys/Counter measures/Jammers:
    2x Anti-torpedoes decoy launching system
    2x AAW decoy launching system
  • Communications:
    External Communication System with Data Link
    Internal Communication System
    Satcom Communication System
Engines/Propulsion/Power
N/A
2x Propeller Shafts
 
Specifications
Type
Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette
Crew
70
Operators
UAE Navy
Performance
Speeds: 25+ kts (max)
Range: 3,000+ nm @ 14 kts
Endurance: 20 days at sea
Designer / Builder
Fincantieri
Displacement
1,650 tons (full load)
Aviation
Spot and Hangar for 1x 10 tons class helicopter
Dimensions
Length: 88.40 m
Beam: 12.20 m
Maximum Draft: 8.20 m
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Abu Dhabi class ASW Corvette - UAE Navy
Abu Dhabi class ASW Corvette - UAE Navy
Abu Dhabi class ASW Corvette - UAE Navy
Abu Dhabi class ASW Corvette - UAE Navy
Abu Dhabi class ASW Corvette - UAE Navy
 
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Designed 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.
 
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