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DSEI 2017: ARES steams ahead with Qatari patrol craft deliveries

14 September 2017

Turkish shipbuilder ARES Shipyard delivered the 10th of 17 fast patrol craft to Qatar's coast guard in late August and is poised to deliver three more before the end of the year.

Speaking to Jane’s at DSEI on 13 September, Utku Alanc, Deputy General Manager for Business Development at ARES, said the yard was on track to hand over the remaining four in the first quarter of 2018, completing the order 18 months ahead of schedule.

The patrol craft are being delivered under a contract awarded to ARES in 2014 for 17 patrol craft in a range of sizes to meet maritime security and special forces support requirements.

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