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In Jaunuary 2004, the United Arab Emirates' ministry of defence in Abhu Dhabi awarded a contract to Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding for a new class of multi-purpose missile corvette, the Baynunah class. The contract is for four corvettes with an option of a further two. Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled for 2008. The main roles of the corvettes will be in patrol and surveliance, minelaying, interception and other anti-surface warfare operations in the United Arab Emirate's territorial waters and exclusive economic zone. In july 2004 Alenia Marconi system's was awarded a contract to supply the IPN-S command and control system and the NA-25XM fiure control system for the main gun. The corvette's anti-ship missile system comprises eight MBDA MM40 Block 2 Exocet missiles, which have inertial cruise mode and active radar homing. The Raytheon MK56 eight vertical cell launcher for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile gives surface to air capability to protect against fixed wing and rotary wing platform's. The corvette's main gun is the Otto Melara 76MM Super Rapide capable of firing shell at a maximum rate of 60 round a minute and at a range of 16 kilometers.
Elefsis Industrial Enterprises SA has been awarded a contract for the three Super Vita 62m fast attack missile craft for the Hellenic navy. The ships called the Rousen Class are being constructed at the Elefsis yard near Athens. Vosper Thornycroft provides design, construction support, ship's equipment and logistics support services to Elefsis. The ship is armed with Exocet block II surface to surface missiles, Exocet uses active radar homing and has a range of 70 KM per hour. The vessels air defence system is the rolling airframe missile, the missile systems 21 cell launcher is installed on the stern deck. The RIM -116A block I missile has a dual mode radar/imaging infra-red seeker and a range of 10KM. The craft's main gun installed on the bow deck is the Oto Melara Super Rapid 76MM which is capable of firing 6KG shells at a rate of 100 rounds per minute to a range of 16 KM. Two Otto Melara 30 MM guns are installed on either side of the upper deck to the stern of the main radar mast.
displacment 580 tons fully loaded
length 203 ft 5in
beam 31 ft 2.5in
draft 8ft 6in
speed 35 knots
endurance 7 days
combat management system Tacticos
surveliance radar MW08 3D
electro-optical target tracker Mirador
fire control system sting BS
radar intergrated scout and Bridgemaster-e Navagation radar
communications ics 2000
surface to surface missile Excoet
surface to air missile RAM
main gun Otto melara 76MM
30 MM guns 2 Otto Melara
electronic support measures dr argo systems AR900
decoys sippican SRBOC
diesel engines 4 mtu 16V595 TE90 engines
generators 3 250kw
propellers 4 fixed pitch
Originally posted by Hawkssss
we have been experimenting and trying to incorporate the latest technologies such as VLS and phased array radar systems..... With us, most things remain a secret until they come out
we have been experimenting and trying to incorporate the latest technologies
Originally posted by cyberdude78
The Chinese actually look like a force to be reckoned with. I've seen they've been building a lot of nice stuff. China already has one of the worlds largest navies and compared to the rest of the world they're doing pretty good.