Falaj 2-class patrol vessel

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Basic information

Type:
Country of build:
Builder:
Planned:
4
Completed:
2
In service:
2013 – present (8 years)

Ship measurements

Displacement:
550 t
Length:
55.7 m
Beam:
8.8 m
Draft:
2.8 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * MTU diesels 16V 4000 M90 (2,720 kW each)
  • 4 * Isotta Fraschini generators
  • 2 * propeller shafts
Speed:
20 knots
Range:
1500 nm at 14 knots

Personnel

Complement:
28

Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:
  • 1 * RHIB
Electronics:
  • 1 * 3D multifunction radar KRONOS 3D NV
  • 1 * Selex Athena (IPN-S) command and control system
  • 1 * Selex NA-30S Radar/Electro-optical Fire control system
  • 1 * Selex SIR-M IFF interrogator
  • 1 * NAV-R LPI navigation system
  • 1 * Medusa MK4B electro-optical director
  • 2 * Rheinmetall MASS decoy launchers
  • 1 * Elettronica SEAL-L ESM/ELINT system
Armament:
  • 1 * 76 mm Oto Melara Super Rapid main gun
  • 2 * 2 SSM MBDA Exocet MM40 Block 3
  • 2 * 3 SAM MBDA VL MICA
  • 2 * 12.7 mm Oto Melara Hitrole-G weapon stations

Designed and built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, two vessels were ordered by United Arab Emirates as part of ther «Falaj 2» program — P251 «Ghantoot» and P252 «Salahah».

The specifications require a highly flexible and versatile vessel tocarry out a wide range of missions, from patrol and surveillanceoperations over attacks against targets at sea and on land, up to self-defence against threatsfrom the air or surface. A special feature of the vessels is theirstealth geometry to ensure the reduced radar detectability.

The contract provides UAE Navy with an option for another 2 ships, as well as tecnology transfer to local UAE shipbuilder. This option was not activated.

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