ABU DHABI – EDGE entity, ADSB, a leader in the design, new build, repair, maintenance, refit, and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, announced the launch of a 92-metre Corvette, a fast and powerful vanguard vessel, which is designed by ADSB in the UAE. The Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder made the announcement at the recent Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA 2023).
Designed, constructed and equipped to perform a wide range of coastal missions, the dynamic multi-domain vessel features a helicopter deck and hangar, capacity for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations, two rigid hull inflatable boats, various combat systems, electronic warfare (EW) systems, and a broad range of countermeasures. With stealth features and ballistic protection, it delivers advanced surveillance and safeguarding capabilities across air, surface and EW domains in the near-shore theatre, the company said in a May 24 press release.
David Massey, CEO of ADSB, said: “Presenting the 92-metre corvette in time for LIMA 2023 marks a significant achievement for us as we reaffirm our commitment to the Southeast Asian markets and expand our product portfolio to meet the challenges and requirements of navies and coastguards around the world. ADSB is demonstrating remarkable progress in designing together with its strategic partners, building, and exporting world-class vessels, and we look forward to presenting its capabilities and engaging with prospective customers during LIMA.”
Propelled by combined diesel and diesel (CODAD) engines, it achieves a top speed of 28 knots and an endurance of over 4,500nm at cruising speed. –edge/adj/mhi (Pix: EDGE).