UAE Navy Orders Four Falaj-3 OPVs

The Falaj-3 class by ADSB is a flexible and versatile Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) to be used by the UAE Navy for a wide range of missions By DA Reporter / 24 May 2021

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Defence has awarded Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) a $953 million contract to build four Falaj-3 Offshore Patrol Vessels for the UAE Navy.

The Falaj-3 class is a flexible and versatile offshore patrol vessel used to carry out a wide range of missions. With core technical expertise in marine and naval project management, this contract is the largest order ever received by ADSB.

Khalid Al Breiki, Chairman of ADSB and President – Mission Support, EDGE said: “This order represents a resounding vote of confidence in ADSB from the MoD and the UAE Navy. The contract will provide the company with a platform for sustainable profitable growth, while maintaining strategic national assets that are critical to the defence of the UAE.”

ADSB is a part of the Platforms & Systems group of EDGE, an advanced technology group for defense and more.

David Massey, CEO of ADSB, said: “ADSB’s relationship with key stakeholders has grown stronger since it has become a part of the EDGE Group. This contract underscores our mutual commitment to serving the UAE Navy with the right products and advanced shipping solutions – to enable a secure future. We look forward to expanding and enhancing our portfolio of vessels.”

ADSB also offers a full range of maintenance, repair and refit, upgrade and conversion, as well as engineering consultancy services.

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