Arialah-class offshore patrol vessel

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Arialah P6701 at NAVDEX, February 2017
Class overview
Name: Arialah class
Operators: UAE Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Agency
Built: 2013-2018
In commission: 2017-present
Planned: 2
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: Patrol boat
Length: 67 m (220 ft)[1]
Beam: 11 m (36 ft)
Draft: 5.4 m (18 ft)
Propulsion: 4 × MTU diesel engines
Speed: 20+ knots
Endurance: 21 days
Complement: 42 officers and crew + berthing for 35 troops
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Multi Ammunition Softkill System
Aviation facilities: Aft helicopter deck

The Arialah class are patrol boats for the United Arab Emirates Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Agency (CICPA). Two ships are planned for this class.[2]


The class was designed by Damen Group, based on its "sea axe" design. The hull was constructed at Damen's Galați shipyard in Romania, with fit out by Abu Dhabi Ship Building and systems integration by Thales Group.[1]


The contract was originally awarded in December 2013.[2] The lead ship Arialah (P6701) was handed over to CICPA on 21 February 2017 and commissioned the same year.[1][3] The second off-shore patrol boat in the class, Hmeem (P6702), was commissioned a year later in 2018.[4]

Ships in class[edit]

Ship name Identification Builder[1] Ordered[2] Commissioned
Arialah P6701 Damen Shipyards Galați

Abu Dhabi Ship Building

Hmeem P6702 Damen Shipyards Galați

Abu Dhabi Ship Building



See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "New UAE patrol ship presents a striking profile". Defense News. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Sea axe cuts through the waves". IHS Janes 360. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "NAVDEX 2017: Thales consolidates its position in the UAE naval market". Navy Recognition. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b "The #UAE #CoastGuard has commissioned its 2nd Arialah class OPV, Hmeem P6702". Naval Analyses. 30 March 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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