Qahir-class corvette

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Class overview
Builders: Vosper Thornycroft, UK
Operators:  Oman
Planned: 2
Completed: 2
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Corvette
Displacement: 1,185 long tons (1,204 t)
1,450 long tons (1,470 t) full load
Length: 83.70 m (274 ft 7 in) oa
78.50 m (257 ft 7 in) pp
Beam: 11.50 m (37 ft 9 in)
Draught: 3.50 m (11 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 4× Crossley-SEMP-Pielstck 16PA6 V280 STC Diesels
32,000 bhp (24,000 kW)
Speed: 31 kn (57 km/h; 36 mph)
Range: 5,500 nmi (10,200 km; 6,300 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Crew: 60
Sensors and
processing systems:
1× Kelvin-Hughes Type 1007 Navigation radar
1× HSA MW-08 3D air/surface search radar
1× Thomson-CSF Castor IIJ MRR Fire control radar
1× HSA STING radar/optical fire control
Armament:

8× MM40 Block 2 Exocet anti-ship missiles
1× octuple Crotale NG SAM laucher (16 missiles)
Otobreda 76 mm 62 Super Rapid gun

Oerlikon GAM-BO1 20mm cannon

The Qahir class is a class of two corvettes designed and built by Vosper Thornycroft in the United Kingdom for the Royal Navy of Oman.[2] The hull and superstructure has been designed with features including the cladding of surfaces with radar absorbent material and angled sides to reduce the radar cross section.[1][3]

Ships in Class[edit]

Oman placed an order for two corvettes from Vosper Thornycroft as part of Project Muheet on 5 April 1992, work beginning in September 1992. The two ships were completed in 1996, with the final ship, Al Mua'zzar being delivered to Oman and commissioned in 1997.[1][3]

Ship Pennant Number[1] Laid Down[1] Date Launched[1] Date Commissioned[1]
Qahir Al Amwaj Q 31 17 May 1993 21 September 1994 3 September 1996
Al Mua'zzar Q 32 4 April 1994 26 September 1995 13 April 1997[3]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Baker 1998, pp. 569–570.
  2. ^ Todd and Lindberg 1996, p. 32.
  3. ^ a b c Saunders 2002, p. 503.

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