IDEX 2015

Pride of place [IDX15D2]

24 February 2015

Taking centre stage on the NAVDEX waterfront is the UAE’s state-ofthe- art 72m Baynunah corvette, Al Dhafra.

The third Baynunah vessel to enter service with the UAE Naval Forces, and the second of the class to be built in-country by Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), the ship was formally handed over to the navy by ADSB in December 2013.

A total of six Baynunah corvettes is being built for the UAE Naval Forces.

Al Dhafra has been specially adorned for the show: on its starboard side, the ship has received the colours of the UAE national flag; on its port side, it wears the logos of IDEX, NAVDEX and UMEX.

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