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Fincantieri Launches Second OPV, Cuts Steel On Air-Defense LPD For Qatar

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Fincantieri Launches Second OPV, Cuts Steel on Air-Defense LPD for Qatar
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Fincantieri Launches Second OPV, Cuts Steel On Air-Defense LPD For Qatar

The technical launch of the patrol vessel (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel) “Sheraouh”, second of the OPV class ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard. The program is worth nearly 4 billion euros and envisages, in addition to the 2 OPVs, both scheduled for delivery in 2022, 4 corvettes over 100 meters long and one amphibious vessel (LPD – Landing Platform Dock).
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Triple event for Qatar: The second OPV launched in Muggiano, opening of the Halul 1 Training Center in La Spezia and first steel cutting of the LPD in Riva Trigoso.

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The launch, held privately and in full compliance with the current health regulations, was preceded by two other events broadcasted respectively from La Spezia and Riva Trigoso: the opening of the Halul 1 Training Center that will be hosting the on the job training for the crews of all the vessels of the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces and the first steel cutting of the LPD.

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Attended the event, among others, Major General (Pilot) Hamad bin Mubarak Al-Dawai Al-Nabit, Commander of the Emiri Air Defense Forces, Brig. Jaleel Khalid Al Ruwaili, Qatar Director of the Directorate of Education and Courses, Vice Admiral Enrico Credendino, Commander of the Italian Navy Schools, representing the Chief of the Italian Navy, and Giuseppe Giordo, General Manager of the Naval Vessel Division of Fincantieri.

Like its sister-ship “Musherib” launched in September 2020, the OPV “Sheraouh”, has been designed in compliance with the RINAMIL for Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) rules, and will be a flexible type of ship capable of performing several services, from surveillance to combat functions. It is about 63 meters long, 9.2 meters wide, with a maximum speed of 30 knots and it will accommodate as many as 38 of crew members.
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Naval News comments:
For the record, a global order worth 5 billion euros (including 1 billion for missiles) was announced in August 2017. In addition to four Al Zubarah-class air defense corvettes, the contract includes the construction of two OPV/FACM type ships based on the Falaj 2-class (selected by the UAE Navy) and an air defense LPD (fitted with long range radar and ASTER 30 SAM) based on the “BDSL Kalaat Beni Abbes” (143 meters long, 9,000 tonnes displacement), which was delivered in 2015 by Fincantieri to Algeria.

For detailed specifications on the OPV, check out this article:
Fincantieri Launches Second OPV, Cuts Steel on Air-Defense LPD for Qatar - Naval News
 

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Qatar LPD is based on the San Giorgio class
Dont know why Qatar would need an LPD, nonetheless impressive specs.



The roughly 40 square meter rotating radar will offer an instrumental extended surveillance range of 1,500 - 2,000 km.

The multi-functional radar will equip Italy’s LHD and the Landing Platform Dock that Fincantieri will build for Qatar, said Tosini.


 

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Dont know why Qatar would need an LPD, nonetheless impressive specs.



The roughly 40 square meter rotating radar will offer an instrumental extended surveillance range of 1,500 - 2,000 km.

The multi-functional radar will equip Italy’s LHD and the Landing Platform Dock that Fincantieri will build for Qatar, said Tosini.


I think that lpd is for disputed islands with Bahrain and air defence name is just cover it's wasting money for Qatar
 

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Well, Qatar is a full GCC defence member.. it is just adding capabilities to the GCC..as it should..
That is true, someone posted a pic of a meeting in Riyadh last year, with all the GCC Armed Forces chiefs present, including Qatar. So your statement definitely holds water.
 

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And they have the biggest US base in the ME.. The Turkish base is very tiny and for training mainly..
lol. The turkish base is the one deterence against the gulf conflict. They have deployment 3500 forces. I don't understand your suspicion of turks? It actully did good preventing skirmishes in the gulf back than if anything they are owed gratitude
 

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lol. The turkish base is the one deterence against the gulf conflict. They have deployment 3500 forces. I don't understand your suspicion of turks? It actully did good preventing skirmishes in the gulf back than if anything they are owed gratitude
Turks are our enemies at least with this administration
 

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lol. The turkish base is the one deterence against the gulf conflict. They have deployment 3500 forces. I don't understand your suspicion of turks? It actully did good preventing skirmishes in the gulf back than if anything they are owed gratitude
Did you understand that Qatar is a member of the GCC defence council.. That talk about invasion was a dumb talk.. All that was a political game ..where did Turkey go with that now asking KSA, the UAE and Egypt to normalize relations with itself..
 

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Did you understand that Qatar is a member of the GCC defence council.. That talk about invasion was a dumb talk.. All that was a political game ..where did Turkey go with that now asking KSA, the UAE and Egypt to normalize relations with itself..
I can't understand some of our brothers who don't want to see turkey behaviour
We have three long time enemies turkey Iran and Israel and always we must consider that in background for every issues
Its about national security and benefits not about Muslim brothers or kids friendship
 

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Qatar LPD is based on the San Giorgio class
I really wish to see Zubarah class Corvette also having the capability of firing Cruise Missiles from ship to land. Specially through those VLS at front.
 

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