Baynunah-class corvette Al Dhafra P-173 at NAVDEX, February 2015
|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)|
|Range:||2,400 nmi (4,400 km; 2,800 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
|Complement:||37 officers and crew|
|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 fourth ship of the class, the Mezyad was launched by ADSB on 15 February 2012. ADSB hopes to secure further orders for the class from the Saudi and Kuwaiti navies (but Saudi and Kuwaiti are not interested anymore).
The last ship, the Al-Hili was launched on 6 February 2014.
- Abu-Dhabi class corvette
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