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Qahir-class Corvette

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The Qahir-class is a class of two corvettes designed and built by Vosper Thornycroft in Southampton, United Kingdom for the Royal Navy of Oman. The hull and superstructure has been designed with features including the cladding of surfaces with radar absorbent material and angled sides to reduce the radar cross section.

Oman placed an order for two corvettes from Vosper Thornycroft as part of Project Muheet on April 5th 1992, work beginning in September 1992. The two ships were completed in 1996, with the final ship, Al Mua'zzar being delivered to Oman and commissioned in 1997.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Corvette
  • Service Period: 1996-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 274 feet 7 inches (83.7 meters)
    • Beam: 37 feet 9 inches (11.51 meters)
    • Draught: 11 feet 6 inches (3.51 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,185 tons (Standard); 1,450 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 60
  • Propulsion: 4 × Crossley-SEMP-Pielstck 16PA6 V280 STC Diesels, 2 x shafts, 32,000 bhp (24,000 kW)
  • Range: 5,500 nautical miles (10,186 kilometers) at 12 knots (22.22 km/h)
  • Speed: 31 knots (57.41 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Kelvin-Hughes Type 1007 Navigation Radar x 1
    • HSA MW-08 3D air/surface search Radar x 1
    • Thomson-CSF Castor IIJ MRR Fire control radar x 1
    • HSA STING RDF/Optical Fire Control System x 1
  • Armament:
    • 1 x Oto Melara 76mm/62-caliber Super Rapid naval gun
    • 1 x 8-cell Crotale NG AAM Laucher (16 missiles)
    • 8 x MM40 Exocet Block III AShMs
    • 2 x Oerlikon GAM-BO1 20mm cannons

Unit Run[edit]

  • ONS Qahir Al Amwaj (Q31)
  • ONS Al Mua'zzar (Q32)
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