Fincantieri Launches LPD Al Fulk for Qatar Navy

The launching ceremony of “Al Fulk”, the amphibious vessel (LPD Landing Platform Dock) ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence
Qatar Navy LPD Al Fulk
Qatar Navy LPD Al FulkImage Source – Press Mare

The launching ceremony of “Al Fulk”, the amphibious vessel (LPD Landing Platform Dock) ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence took place at the Palermo shipyard in Italy on 24 Janary 2023.

The LPD, built entirely by Italian shipyards, is designed consistent with the RINAMIL (rules for naval ships classification) rules to ensure extremely efficient land-air-marine connections. It will be highly flexible and capable of fulfilling different kinds of tasks, from humanitarian interventions to support the Armed Forces and land operations.

The ship is about 143 meters long, 21.5 meters wide and it will be able to accommodate about 550 persons on board, equipped with two vehicle ramps and an internal floodable dock, capable of accommodating a ready-to-go LCM (Landing Craft Mechanized) that can also be stored on garage deck, and can be deployed using a system of davits. Furthermore, the flight deck is sized for hosting NH90 helicopter.

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