>MRTP 16 Fast Intervention Boats For UAE


During the IDEX 2011, Murad BAYAR, Undersecretary for Defence Industries announced that a protocol on production of STAMP systems in United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be signed between two countries.

In IDEX 2009, UAE awarded an USD 125 million contract to build 34 fast interceptors to Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB). The Turkish shipyard Yonca Onuk is the principal subcontractor in this contract and will built the initial 12 boats. The remaining 22 will be constructed in ADSB’s shipyard.

The boats will be used by UAE Critical National Infrastructure Authority (CNIA) to protects its critical off-shore installations.

So far 5 boats are delivered. The first boat was shipped to UAE in March 2010. The sixth and seventh boats are launched in December 2010 and are currently conducting sea trials.

These boats based on the KAAN 15 class fast intervention boats, used by the Turkish Coast Guard.  The UAE  boats are fitted with ASELSAN’s STAMP stabilized machine gun platform. The producer and the type of the machine gun that will arm these boats be are yet to be disclosed.

I know, I will not receive any Oscar’s for this time lapse video. But nevertheless it gives you a general idea about these boats.

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