UAE Navy’s first Gowind-class corvette hits the water

Photo: Naval Group

French shipbuilder the Naval Group has floated out the first of two Gowind-class corvettes to be built for the UAE Navy.

The future Bani Yas will be fitted with the Naval Group’s proprietary combat management system. Armament will include a 76-millimetre naval gun and anti-ship missiles.

The corvette’s yet unnamed sister is under construction at the Naval Group’s Lorient shipyard and is scheduled for launching next year.

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