Fincantiere Launch Second EAU Patrol Boat

Monday, June 11, 2012
'Quarnen' Photo courtesy of Fincantieri

Fincantieri Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard launch the “Qarnen” patrol vessel under construction for the United Arab Emirates Navy

Her sister ship, the “Ghantut”, was launched last January.  The two vessels – whose names come from an area of the Emirates near Abu Dhabi – were ordered in 2010 within the  “Falaj 2” program and will be delivered between the end of 2012 and early 2013.

The patrol vessels “Ghantut” and “Qarnen”, at 55 metres long and 8.60 wide, will be capable of reaching over 20 knots and can accommodate a crew of 28. Their main feature is their particular geometry which will make them difficult to trace by radar (stealth).

Further features are their high capacity and flexibility in carrying out different mission profiles – ranging from patrolling and observing to self defence in case of threats from the air and surface and attack against both naval and land targets - in national and international operations, whilst at the same time affording high standards of accommodation and safety.

Proof of the strategic importance of the Middle East market and of the strong, successful partnership with the Emirates, is the fact that Fincantieri has set up Etihad Ship Building – a joint venture with Al Fattan Ship Industries and Melara Middle East. The new company operates in the design, construction and sale of different types of civilian and military vessels, as well as carrying out maintenance and refitting in loco.

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