Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie (lead ship only)
|Operators:||United Arab Emirates Navy|
|Preceded by:||Ardhana class patrol craft|
|Length:||71.3 m (234 ft)|
|Beam:||11 m (36 ft)|
|Draft:||2.8 m (9 ft 2 in)|
|Propulsion:||4 × MTU 12V595 TE90 diesel engines
3 × Kamewa Waterjets models 112S11 and 125B11
|Range:||2,400 nmi (4,400 km; 2,800 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
|Complement:||37 officers and crew|
|Saab Microwave Systems Sea Giraffe AMB surveillance radar
Terma I-band navigation radar
Selex Orion RTN 25 Fire Control X-band radar
NDS 3070 Vanguard hull-mounted mine and obstacle avoidance sonar
|Armament:||1 × OTO Melara 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun
2 × Rheinmetall MLG 27 27 mm guns
8 × MBDA MM40 block 3 Exocet missiles
4 × Raytheon MK56 eight-cell vertical launchers for RIM-162 ESSM
1 × mk49 mod3 21-cell RAM launcher for RAM block 1A missile system
|Aviation facilities:||Aft helicopter deck and hangar|
|Notes:||Cost, as of February 2009, is US$820 million for the entire 6 ship programme.|
The Baynunah class are corvettes for the United Arab Emirates Navy. The lead ship is named after the Baynunah region in Abu Dhabi. Six ships are planned for this class. Sea trials are currently underway. Platform and combat systems trials are expected to continue through 2011, after which time the lead ship will be delivered to the UAE Navy.
This class is based on the CMN Group's Combattante BR70 design. The Baynunah class is designed for "patrol and surveillance, minelaying, interception and other anti-surface warfare operations in the United Arab Emirate's territorial waters and exclusive economic zone."
In 2004, to replace the Ardhana class patrol boat, the United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Defence awarded a contract to Abu Dhabi Ship Building for the Baynunah class of corvettes. The first was built in France by Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie, while the rest are being built in the UAE by Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB).
The lead ship was launched on June 25, 2009. Sea trials commenced in January 2010.
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- October 30, 2008 Steel Guru article
- Jane's 2009 IDEX Article
- Black, David (16 February 2012). "Warships made in Abu Dhabi to be sold abroad". The National via thenational.ae.
- Abu Dhabi Ship Building
- Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie's Combattante BR70 web page
- National Defense Magazine article
- Baynunah Class Corvettes, United Arab Emirates
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