ADSB from UAE wins its first foreign contract to deliver BR71 MKII corvette to Angola

According to a PR published by EDGE Group on February 20, 2023, the firm signed a major EUR 1 billion milestone contract which will see leading shipbuilder Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) build a fleet of best-in-class 71 metre corvettes for the Angolan Navy.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Model of BR71 MKII corvette. (Picture source: Navy Recognition)

The BR71 MKII corvette is a highly sophisticated vessel fitted with advanced mission systems including a 3D radar, electronic warfare suite, secure communications, a main gun, and surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missile systems.

Through exporting UAE-made advanced solutions globally, EDGE is developing a local defence industrial base, generating in-country value, diversifying the economy, and positioning the UAE as a serious global player within the advanced technology and defence sectors.

Operating from an advanced 330,000 square metre shipyard in Abu Dhabi, ADSB builds corvettes, offshore patrol vessels and fast patrol boats for military customers, and commercial vessels for the oil services industry. The company also offers a full range of maintenance, repair and refit, upgrade and conversion, as well as design and engineering consultancy services.

Attendees of IDEX can visit EDGE and its portfolio of companies at Hall 5, stand A05 – C10, and stand B-022 at NAVDEX, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) until 24 February, 2023.