Fincantieri launches the second OPV of Qatar, “Sheraouh Q62”

Fincantieri launches the second OPV of Qatar “Sheraouh Q62”
Fincantieri launches the second OPV of Qatar “Sheraouh Q62”

The technical launch of the second Musherib Class patrol vessel (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel) “Sheraouh”, ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard, at the presence of VIP guests on June 05, Fincantieri announced. On the same day, the first steel cutting of the LPD at Riva Trigoso and the opening of the Training Center “Halul 1” in La Spezia took place as well.

The Halul 1 Training Center will be hosting the on-the-job training for the crews of all the vessels of the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces.

Musherib Class Offshore Patrol Vessel

Musherib Class offshore patrol vessel is designed consistently with the RINAMIL(Rules for the classification of Naval Ships) for Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) rules and is a flexible type of ship capable of fulfilling different kinds of tasks, from surveillance to fighting vessel. The vessel is capable of operating a RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) through a crane located at the stern.

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Qatari Emiri Navy Musherib Opv

Specifications of “Sheraouh Q62”

Length overall: 63.80m
Beam: 9.20m
Speed (max/range): 30/15 kts
Full Load displacement: 725t
Range: 1500 nm
Crew: 38
Sensors:
– EWS Radar & Communication (RESM/CESM)
-Multi-Functional Radar (MFR Kronos HP)
– IR Search & Tracking System (IRST)
– Radar & E/O Fire Control System (FCS)
– X-Band Navigation Radar
– S-Band Navigation Radar
Armament:
– VL-MICA SAM
– Exocet SSM
– 76/62mm SR Gun
– 30mm Secondary Calibre Guns
– 12.7mm Machine Guns (GFE)

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