Al-Manama Class (MGB-62)

Operator: Bahrain
Status: In Service
Number: 2
Names: 50 Al-Manama
51 Al-Muharraq
Cost:
Acquired: 1988
General Specs
Country of origin: Germany
Class: Corvette/Coastal Patrol
Manufacturer: Lurssen
Introduced: 1988
Displacement: 632 tons full load
Propulsion: 4 x MTU 20V538 TB93 diesel engine
Power: 19,600 bhp
Speed: 34.5 knots
Length: 206.5 ft (62.95 m)
Beam: 30.5 ft (9.3 m)
Draft: 9.5 ft (2.9 m)
Fuel Capacity: 120 tons
Range: 4000 nm
Crew: 43
Armament:
Guns: 1 x 76mm 62 cal. OTO Melara Compact C Mod. 6 DP
2 x 20mm
Anti-air: 1 x twin 40 mm OTO Melara 70 cal. L70B AA
Anti-ship: 4 x MM40 Exocet
Cruise missiles:
Radar/Sensors: Sea Giraffe 50HC air/surf search
Decca 1226 nav
CelsiusTech 9LV 200 f.c.
Countermeasures/Defenses: Cutlass RDL-2 intercept
Racal Cygnus jammer
Thales Telegon 8HFD/F
2 x Matra Defense Dagai decoy RL
Misc Systems: 1 x AS 365F Dauphin or Bo-105 helicopter

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