Qahir-class corvette

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Class overview
Builders: VT Group, UK
Operators:  Oman
Planned: 2
Completed: 2
General characteristics [1]
Class and 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:

The Qahir class is a class of two corvettes designed and built by VT Group 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 C 31 17 May 1993 21 September 1994 3 September 1996
Al Mua'zzar C 32 4 April 1994 26 September 1995 13 April 1997[3]

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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.
  • Baker, A.D. (1998), The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 1998–1999, Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press, ISBN 1-55750-111-4
  • Saunders, Stephen, Jane's Fighting Ships 2002–2003, Coulsdon, Surry, UK: Jane's Information Group, ISBN 0710624328
  • Todd, Daniel; Lindberg, Michael (1996), Navies and Shipbuilding Industries: The Strained Symbiosis, Greenwood Publishing, ISBN 978-0-275-95310-2

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