In the presence of Senator Stefania Pucciarelli, Undersecretary of State for Defense, the delivery of "Al Zubarah", the first unit of the homonymous class of four corvettes, commissioned from Fincantieri by the Ministry took place today at the plant in Muggiano (La Spezia). Defense Department of Qatar as part of the national naval acquisition program.
The three-star General Salem Hamad Al Nabit, Chief of Staff of Qatar Armed Forces, Staff Major General (Sea) Abdullah Hassan Al-Sulaiti, Commander attended the ceremony, held in a restricted format and in full compliance with anti-contagion requirements. of Qatar Emiri Naval Forces, Division Admiral Aurelio De Carolis, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy and Giuseppe Giordo, Director General of the Military Ships Division of Fincantieri.
The units, designed in accordance with the RINAMIL regulation, will be highly flexible with the ability to perform multiple tasks, ranging from patrolling with rescue capabilities at sea to the role of combat ship. About 107 meters long, 14,70 meters wide, they will be equipped with a combined diesel and diesel propulsion system (CODAD), they will be able to reach a maximum speed of 28 knots, accommodating 112 people on board.
The corvettes will also be able to use fast boats such as RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat), embarking them via a side crane and a ramp located at the extreme stern. The flight deck and hangar will be equipped to accommodate an NH90 helicopter.