UAE shipbuilder Al Fattan is to supply 27 fast interceptor boats to the UAE Coast Guard, the company told Jane's at the NAVDEX naval exhibition in Abu Dhabi.
"We have a well-established relationship with them," an Al Fattan source said. "In January 2017 we completed deliveries for a contract covering 24 units of the same vessel type. The latest batch of 27 units is to be completed by the end of 2017."
Jane's understands that an initial order for 16 craft was previously completed.
Used for patrol and interception duties, the vessel has a 13.5 m-long hull and is manned by 4-6 crew. It is powered by three 250 HP Mercury Verado outboard engines that give it a top speed of 55 kt and can be fitted with two 12.7 mm guns (forward and aft).
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