Al-Rahmani, outbound from Portsmouth Naval Base June 2013.
|Builders:||BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships|
|General characteristics |
|Length:||99 m (325 ft)|
|Beam:||14.6 m (48 ft)|
|Draught:||4.1 m (13 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Two MTU diesel engines|
|Speed:||28 kn (52 km/h; 32 mph)|
|Range:||4,500 nmi (8,300 km; 5,200 mi)|
|Sensors and |
|Aircraft carried:||1 x medium helicopter|
|Aviation facilities:||Enclosed hangar|
The Khareef class are three corvettes operated by the Royal Navy of Oman. The ships were built by BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships at their shipyard in Portsmouth Naval Base, as part of a £400m deal it also included training by VT Group.
The three vessels are capable of:
- Protection of maritime areas of interest including EEZ
- Extended surveillance patrols
- Deterrent operations during times of tension
- Fully interoperable with joint and coalition operations
- Special operations
- Search and rescue
- Maritime disaster relief operations
Ships in class
|Al-Shamikh||Q40||22 July 2009||(IA 2013)||In active service|
|Al-Rahmani||Q41||23 July 2010||In active service|
|Al-Rasikh||Q42||27 June 2011||In active service|
In March 2012 three BAE engineers were injured after a gun misfired during testing off the Dorset coast.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Khareef-class corvette.|
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- "KHAREEF CLASS". Military Edge. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
- Al-Shamikh launched, www.bvtsurfacefleet.com, 22 July 2009 Archived 18 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- Al-Rahmani launched, www.baesystems.com, 23 July 2010 Archived 3 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine
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- BVT News Release regarding Al Shamikh launch
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- Khareef class Ocean Patrol Vessel (OPV) - Royal Navy of Oman at navyrecognition.com