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Thursday, February 16, 2012

UAE Looking for Markets for Locally Built Missile Corvettes?

According to this story in The National,  the UAE is looking for possible foreign markets for Baynunah-class corvettes being built by Abu Dhabi Ship Building in partnership with France's CMN. The UAE is building six of the missile corvettes for its own Navy, The article mentions Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as possible markets.

For more on the class and its capabilities, see here.

The GCC Navies have all been eager to build up their capabilities in recent years, with an eye on Iran.

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