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Work starts on building 72 meter long vessel in Abu Dhabi
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Thursday, 30 Oct 2008
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Khaleej Times report that production work has now begun on the last of six Baynunah corvettes being built for the UAE Navy by Abu Dhabi Ship Building in UAE largest ever naval construction programme.

Rear Admiral Mr Ahmed Al Sabab Al Tenaiji commander of UAE naval forces activated a computerized plasma cutting machine at Abu Dhabi Ship Building’s Musaffah complex to begin cutting the steel for the sixth and final 72 meter long vessel.

The Baynunah class vessels are highly sophisticated multi mission corvettes equipped with cutting edge combat systems and have the capability to perform a wide range of military operations including defense against both air and surface threats.

The vessel has been designed by the French company CMN.

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