Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding starts construction of UAE’s 1st Falaj-class patrol ship

Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding has announced it has started the construction of the first Falaj-class fast patrol vessel for the UAE Navy.

As informed, the company held a steel-cutting ceremony on 21 December.

Credit: Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding

This milestone represents the successful completion of the design phase. It also confirms the capability of ADSB and its determination to continue to be a strategic partner to the UAE Ministry of Defence.

ADSB was awarded the contract to build four Falaj-class fast patrol vessels for the UAE Navy in 2021.

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With its partners and with the support from the UAE Navy, it has successfully completed the design phase of the project on schedule. Singapore-based ST Engineering provided design, platform equipment and technical assistance for the construction of the vessels for the UAE Navy.

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The patrol ships will be complex high-speed warships equipped with modern sensors and combat systems and will be a significant addition to the UAE Navy capability, according to the company.

ADSB is part of the Platforms & Systems cluster of EDGE Group, an advanced technology group for defense and beyond.

ADSB previously built the UAE Navy’s Baynunah-class corvettes, the last of which delivered back in 2017.

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