Arialah-class offshore patrol vessel
Arialah P6701 at NAVDEX, February 2017
|Operators:||UAE Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Agency|
|Length:||67 m (220 ft)|
|Beam:||11 m (36 ft)|
|Draft:||5.4 m (18 ft)|
|Propulsion:||4 × MTU diesel engines|
|Complement:||42 officers and crew + berthing for 35 troops|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
|Multi Ammunition Softkill System|
|Aviation facilities:||Aft helicopter deck|
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.
The contract was originally awarded in December 2013. The lead ship Arialah (P6701) was handed over to CICPA on 21 February 2017 and commissioned the same year. The second off-shore patrol boat in the class, Hmeem (P6702), was commissioned a year later in 2018.
Ships in class
|Arialah||P6701||Damen Shipyards Galați|
|Hmeem||P6702||Damen Shipyards Galați
Abu Dhabi Ship Building
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