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Italian Shipbuilding Fincantieri Hands Over Corvette Al Khor (F103) To Qatari Emiri Navy

The supply of the corvette “Al Khor” (F103), the third of the Al Zubarah-class of 4 vessels ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence inside the nationwide naval acquisition program, happened on the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. The ceremony was attended by Workers Main Normal Hilal Al Muhannadi, Protection Attaché of the State of Qatar in Rome, Main Normal Hassan Rashid Al Ali, Head of QAF Tasks, Brigadier Normal Abdulla Al Mazroey, Deputy Chief of the Qatar Navy and Commander of the Flottilla, Mr Ahmed Mohammed AlShebani, consultant of Qatar Embassy, Rear Admiral Giuseppe Scorsone, Director of Maritime Army Arsenal of La Spezia, and by Andrea Viero, Senior Vice President Market Improvement and Innovation Naval Vessels Division of Fincantieri.

The Al Zubarah class or Doha class is a category of corvettes constructed by Fincantieri for the Qatari Emiri Navy. Fincantieri showcased for the primary time the multi-role air defence corvettes for the Qatari Emiri Navy throughout DIMDEX 2018. In August 2017, Qatar formally introduced for the order of the 4 ships of the category after signing the contract in June 2016. The Al Zubarah-class corvettes, designed in step with the RINAMIL guidelines, shall be extremely versatile and able to fulfilling completely different sorts of duties, from surveillance with sea rescue capacities to being preventing vessels.


The Doha-class corvettes will main serve for air protection missions and subsequently can have a really substantial firepower for his or her dimension. They are going to be about 107 meters lengthy, 14.70 meters broad, and outfitted with a mixed diesel and diesel plant (CODAD), with a most velocity of 28 knots. The items will be capable to accommodate 112 individuals on board. Moreover, the corvettes shall be able to working high-speed boats reminiscent of RHIB (Inflexible Hull Inflatable Boat) by means of lateral cranes or a hauling ramp positioned on the far stern. The flight deck and hangar are sized for internet hosting one NH90 helicopter.

Leonardo-Finmeccanica will ship fundamental radars and on-board sensors and protection sub-systems, together with 76/62 medium caliber and 30mm small caliber weapon methods, an anti-torpedo safety system and the Thesan mine avoidance sonar which is put in on the bow of the floor items. MBDA shall be answerable for delivering missile methods for the ships, which, in keeping with the vertical launch cells seen on an illustration of the Al Zubarah shared by Fincantieri, may embody Exocet missiles.

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