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UAE Navy Accepts First Gowind Corvette From Naval Group

Naval Group has delivered the UAE Navy’s first Gowind-class multi-mission corvette, the “Bani Yas,” in Lorient, France.

The vessel is a part of a 2019 contract looking for two new platforms for the service. Though the deal quantity was not disclosed, a report from Protection Information acknowledged that the UAE invested $850 million within the orders.

An choice for 2 extra corvettes was included within the settlement.

The plan to pursue this system was introduced in 2017, with native firm Abu Dhabi Ship Constructing Firm serving as Naval Group’s associate.

The Bani Yas was launched in 2021 and can sail to its UAE homeport by December following the supply ceremony.

The second platform, “Al Emarat,” was launched in Could 2022 and can shortly start sea trials in France.

“At the present time marks a symbolic milestone: the supply of the Bani Yas Gowind Fight corvette, first unit of this program,” Naval Group CEO Pierre Eric Pommellet acknowledged.

“Bani Yas and Al Emarat Gowind Fight corvettes are made to be the very best reply to the UAE Naval Forces operational necessities.”

“This program symbolizes our joint dedication to ship the very best and is for certain step one in a powerful cooperation and long run strategic partnership with the UAE.”

Gowind-Class Corvettes

In line with Naval Group, UAE’s Gowind corvettes had been manufactured with a modular design to handle superior and evolving threats at sea, underwater, and within the air.

The ships incorporate the corporate’s proprietary SETIS on-board fight administration system, Raytheon’s Advanced Sea Sparrow surface-to-air interceptors, MBDA’s Exocet anti-ship missiles, in addition to Panoramic Sensors and Intelligence Modules.

Every vessel could have a 16-meter (52 ft) beam, an general size of 102 meters (335 ft), and a displacement of two,800 tons.