Abu Dhabi CLASS


Abu Dhabi Class

Vessel size, high performance, transport and support capability are optimized to play different roles such as: escort, support, relief, interdiction and patrol operations.

Such ships are highly handy, have excellent nautical qualities and seaworthiness, long range and are able to operate in open seas missions and to manage protracted helo operations. The vessels are built following stealth principles and are able to accommodate different Combat System versions.

Commissioning UAE Navy
Abu Dhabi  2013

Technical Information

main characteristics

Length overall

88.40 m

Length between perpendiculars

80.00 m

Moulded breadth

12.20 m

Moulded depth

8.20 m

Full load displacement

1,620 t

Max speed at 100% MCR

≥25 kn

Cruising speed

14 kn

Range at 14 kn

3,000 nm


20 days


70 people


Main diesel engines

2 x 7,000 kW


Flight deck and retractable hangar for Panther and Super Puma


1 Combat Management System

1 3D Surveillance Radar

1 Identification Friend or Foe + Transponder

1 76/62 SR Main Gun

1 Fire Control System

2 30 mm Secondary Guns

2 Optronic Fire Control System

1 Ship to Ship Missile (2 x 2)

1 Rolling Airframe Missile (31 cells)

1 Hull Mounted Sonar & Underwater telephone

1 Towed Array Sonar

1 Torpedo Launching System (2 launchers)

1 Anti-Torpedo Decoy Launching System (2 launchers)

1 Radar Electronic Support Measures

1 Anti-Air Warfare Decoy Launching System (2 launchers)

1 External Communication System

1 Internal Communication System

1 Satcom Communication System

1 Navigation System

1 X-Band Navigation Radar with frequency diversity

1 X-Band Navigation Radar with LPI component

1 Expendable Bathythermograph System