Arialah Class (6711 OPV)

Operator: United Arab Emirates
Status: In Service / On Order
Number: 1 / 1
Ships: P6701 Arialah
P6702 Hmeem
Cost: Unknown
Acquired: Ordered December 2013; Arialah delivered in February 2017, Hmeem expected delivery Summer 2017
General Specs:
Country of origin: Netherlands
Class: Offshore Patrol Vessel
Manufacturer: Design: Damen Shipyards (Netherlands); Hull construction: Damen Galati Shipyard (Romania); Combat systems: Thales (France); Combat system installation: Abu Dhabi Ship Building (UAE)
Introduced: 2017
Displacement: Unknown
Length: 220 ft (67 m)
Beam: 36 ft (11 m)
Draft: 17.7 ft (5.4 m)
Hull Material: Steel – Aluminium superstructure
Propulsion: 4 x MTU diesels
Speed: 23+ mph (20+ kt)
Range: Unknown
Endurance: 21 days
Fuel Capacity: Unknown
Crew: 42 + 35 troops + 3 helicopter crew
Guns: 1 x 57mm BAE Bofors
2 x 30mm OTO Melara MARLIN automatic guns
Anti-air: 11 x Raytheon Mk 49 Mod 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles
Anti-ship: None
Other: None
Radar/Sensors: Thales Smart-S Mk 2 search radar
Thales STIR fire control
Mirador electro-optical system
Defense/ Countermeasures: Rheinmetall Multi Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) decoys
Vigile radar-band electronic support measures (ESM)
Altesse communication ESM
Other: TACTICOS combat management system
Landing deck for helicopter
2 x fast interceptor craft
Operated by the UAE’s Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA)
Features ‘sea axe’ bow


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