Saturday, February 23, 2013

ADSB and YahSat partner to UAE Navy's carrier-class corvettes Baynunah

The UAE Navy HAS Awarded a contract to Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YahSat) To Provide satellite communications systems under the Baynunah-class multipurpose missile corvette program.

Under the contract, equipment and YahSat Delivered by Rohde & Schwarz will be modified and installed onboard the ship Baynunah-class fleet by ADSB.

In addition, Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie (CMN) and SELEX will Deliver additional project technical support for the program.

YahSat chief executive officer Tareq Al Hosani said: "Network security services are uninterrupted and constant Concerns for maritime customers, our solution has-been designed to Provide connectivity and real-time data to meet Their needs."

In January 2004, the UAE Ministry of Defence (MoD) Placed orders with ADSB to economic development of oven and Deliver Baynunah-class multipurpose missile corvettes year with option for additional two vessels, Which was exercised in July 2005 in a $ 1bn deal.

The Baynunah-class corvettes will mount and patrol missions, Such as surveillance, minelaying, interception and other anti-surface warfare operations for the UAE territorial waters and in exclusive economic zone.

Featuring a stealthy structure, the corvettes are armed with MK48 vertical launcher for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) mod3 21-cell Mk49 RAM launcher for the RAM block 1A missile system, as well as the hand gun Oto Melara 76/62mm Super Rapide .

Capable of accommodating 55 officers and other crew members, the ships are equipped with electronic warfare after laser warning systems comprenant NLWS310, Elettronica SLR-736 radar electronic systems Support Measures (ESM) and Thales Communications ESM Highness.

The UAE Navy is expected to receive all six corvettes by 2014, as reported by

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