The technical launch of "Damsah" and the setting up of "Sumaysimah", respectively second and fourth units of the "Al Zubarah" corvette class, commissioned from Fincantieri by the Ministry, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) plant. of the Qatar Defense as part of the national naval acquisition program and scheduled for delivery in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
Major General Mubarak Mohammed AK Al-Khayarin participated in the ceremony, held in a restricted format and in full compliance with anti-contagion prescriptions, Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration and Logistics Affairs of the Armed Forces of Qatar, Division Admiral Giorgio Lazio, Northern Maritime Commander, and Giuseppe Giordo, Director 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 vehicles 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.