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Khareef-class Corvette

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The Khareef-class are three corvettes operated by the Royal Navy of Oman. The ships were built by BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships at their shipyard in Portsmouth Naval Base, as part of a £400m deal which will also include training by VT Group.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Corvette
  • Service Period: 2013-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 325 feet (99.06 meters)
    • Beam: 48 feet (14.63 meters)
    • Draught: 13 feet (3.96 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,660 tonnes
  • Crew: 100
  • Endurance: 21 days
  • Propulsion: 2 x MTU diesel engines
  • Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 kilometers)
  • Speed: 28 knots (51.86 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • SMART-S Mk.2 3D S-Band Multifunction Radar
    • TACTICOS combat management system
    • Thales Nederland Sting electro-optic weapons director
  • Armament:
    • 1 x Oto Melara 76mm/62-caliber naval gun
    • 2 x 30mm DS30M auto-cannons
    • 8 x MM40 Exocet AShMs
    • 12 x VL-MICA SAMs
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x Westland Super Lynx Mk.120 maritime helicopter
  • Aviation Facilities: Enclosed Hangar

Unit Run[edit]

  • Al-Shamikh (Q40)
  • Al-Rahmani (Q41)
  • Al-Rasikh (Q42)
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