INS Trikand and a P-8I Join Exercise Za’ir-Al-Bahr (Roar of the Sea)

November 18, 2019 – Frigate INS Trikand and Patrol Aircraft P8-I arrived at Doha for the inaugural edition of the Bilateral Maritime Exercise Za’ir-Al-Bahr (Roar of the Sea) being conducted from 17 to 21 Nov 19 between the Indian Navy and Qatari Emiri Naval Forces. Za’ir-Al-Bahr 2019 would strengthen cooperation and enhance interoperability between the two navies. The Exercise will…

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First Steel Cut for Qatari OPV by Fincantieri

February 27, 2019 – The steel cutting ceremony of the first patrol vessel (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel)ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard. In the awarding of this prestigious contract, Fincantieri has prevailed over other competitors thanks to a project recognized as…

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ITS Carlo Margottini Makes Port Call to Dammam, Saudi Arabia

February 23, 2019 (Google Translation) – From today until 25 February the European Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini will be parked in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, the fourth leg of the naval campaign in the Middle East and the Arabian Sea (MOMA) which sees the Naval unit of the Marina Militare carry out activities of presence and surveillance in the area,…

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Keel Laid for First Doha Class Corvette at La Spezia

November 27, 2018 – The keel laying ceremony of the first “Doha” class corvette ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia). The ceremony was attended, among others, by Brig. Mubarak Al Sulaiti, Deputy Chief of the Flotilla, on behalf of the Chief…

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Qatar Orders Two Cadet Training Ships from Anadolu Shipyard

Google Translation The Qatari Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) has ordered two Cadet Training Ships with space allocations for theoretical and practical training facilities for the cadets and the instructors. The ships will be built in Istanbul by Anadolu Shipyard who is a strategic partner of Turkish MOD for navy shipbuilding programme. Having already completed and delivered the amphibious ships of…

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First ARES 150 Hercules Successful Trials Leads to Order for Three More From Qatar Coast Guard

BMT has successfully completed sea trials for the first of two 48m patrol boats destined for the Qatar Coastguard. ARES 150 HERCULES-01Partnering with ARES Shipyard (ARES), the duo have designed and built 17 patrol boats from advanced composites in just 36 months – 18 months ahead of schedule. The last in the series – the 48m ARES 150 HERCULES has…

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