United Arab Emirates Navy

The United Arab Emirates Navy is the naval branch of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. It is small force of about 3,000 personnel.[1] It maintains 12 well-equipped coastal patrol boats and eight missile boats. Although primarily concerned with coastal defense, the Navy is constructing a six-unit class of blue water corvettes in conjunction with French shipbuilder CMN.[2] The UAE maintains a small battalion-sized marine force called the UAE Marines equipped with BMP-3 armoured personnel carriers.

United Arab Emirates Navy
دولة الامارات العربية المتحدة
Founded1971
Country United Arab Emirates
BranchNavy
RoleNaval warfare
Size3,000 personnel
Part ofUnited Arab Emirates Armed Forces
Garrison/HQAbu Dhabi
Equipment9 corvette 2 (u/c)
4 Offshore patrol vessel 4 (u/c)
34 patrol craft
2 Minehunter
30 Landing craft 1 (u/c)
Insignia
Ensign

Swedish shipbuilder Swede Ship Marine have built four 24 m Amphibious Troop Transport Vessel and one 25 m Fast Supply Vessel for the UAE Navy (delivered between 2003 and 2005).[3] Three additional vessels are being built by Swede Ship Marine for the UAE Navy (see Future Navy).


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