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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: 5
Also Known As: Abu Dhabi, Cigala Fulgosi and NUMC
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Fincantieri
Parent System: Comandanti
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: 5
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Description: The Comandanti-class corvette has been designed to perform as an offshore patrol vessel in support of the Italian Navy. Besides, the ship can serve as support vessel for relief missions and act as a mobile logistic support unit for task forces required to operate outside the Mediterranean Sea. Their propulsion system consists of two diesel main engines Wrtsil W18 V 26XN developing 6,480 KW each and allowing a top speed of 25 knots. Cruising at 14 knots these ships can cross ranges of up to 3,500 nautical miles. The Italian Navy commissioned four ships between 2001 and 2002 and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ordered one ship to be commissioned in 2011 with an option for a second ship.

The radar and infrared signatures have been reduced for enhanced survivability. An aft helicopter flight deck and retractable hangar allows for operation of either an AB212 or NH90 helicopter. The weapon system comprises a 76mm 76/62 super rapid gun and two 25mm OTOBREDA cannons. The 25mm cannons have been replaced by two Marlin weapon stations on the ship ordered by UAE. The Comandanti-class vessels are also equipped with 2D search radar, fire control system, electronic warfare (EW) system, communications suite and command and control (C2) system.

Comandanti Specifications

Crew: 70
Number of Aircraft: 1
Beam: 10.2 meter (33.5 foot)
Draft: 3.34 meter (11.0 foot)
Length: 89 meter (291 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 76 millimeter
Max Range: 3,500 nautical mile (6,482 kilometer)
Total Combined Power: 12,960 kW (17,373 hp)
Cruise Speed: 14 knot (7.20 mps)
Top Speed: 25 knot (12.9 mps)
Full Displacement: 1,512 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Comandanti News

There are 6 news between
3 Aug 2009 and 8 Jan 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013United Arab Emirates Navy Takes Delivery of Abu Dhabi Corvette and First Falaj 2 Patrol Vessel
Monday, October 3, 2011Fincantieri Signs a New Contract with UAE Navy
Thursday, October 28, 2010Sagem to Supply Navigation System for Abu Dhabi Frigate
Wednesday, June 30, 2010STRALES Tested Onboard Italian Navy Ship
Monday, August 3, 2009UAE Navy Orders an Additional Abu Dhabi Class Vessel
India and UAE Orders Military Ships from Fincantieri

Operators & Related Equipment

United Arab Emirates1
Jan 20131

Grand Total 52
Cannons & Gear
76/62 Super Rapidx1
Private Aircraft
Sensor Systems
Support Aircraft
NH90 NFHx1

Comandanti Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
P490 Comandante Cigala Fulgosi-2001-
P491 Comandante Borsini-2001-
P492 Comandante Bettica-2002-
P493 Comandante Foscari-2002-
Abu DhabiFeb 20118 Jan 2013-

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