ROME --- SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a Finmeccanica company, took part in the launching of the fourth Baynunah class corvette, named Mezyad, which took place on February 15th at the Abu Dhabi Ship Building shipyard in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).
Many local authorities attended the launching ceremony together with the representatives of Abu Dhabi Systems Integration (ADSI), the joint venture created by SELEX Sistemi Integrati and the Abu Dhabi Ship Building shipyard.
The Baynunah programme, managed by ADSI, relates to the supply of six 70 metre advanced corvettes to the UAE Navy.
The six corvettes are all equipped with the IPN-S/R combat management system and the NA25XM fire control systems by SELEX Sistemi Integrati which is also the main supplier and integrator of the systems onboard.
Through ADSI SELEX Sistemi Integrati has been operating within the main programmes in the Gulf area. Besides the mentioned Baynunah programme, the Finmeccanica company has been involved in the development of the 12 Gannatha class patrol vessels and the retrofit of other 12 units. In the programme SELEX Sistemi Integrati is responsible for the integration and the supply of the combat management system and the Medusa MK4/B electro-optical sensor, six of which were also sold to the Emirates Coast Guard for their patrol vessels.
For SELEX Sistemi Integrati another meaningful programme in the Gulf area relates to the equipments for the two Falaji 2 stealth offshore patrol vessels which were commissioned to the Italian Fincantieri by the UAE Navy. One of the two OPVs was recently launched in La Spezia (Italy).
Specifically, SELEX Sistemi Integrati has been chosen as prime supplier and integrator of the combat management system. The agreement also includes the option for other two offshore patrol vessels of the same class. Again in this case, the company will provide the combat management system, the fire control system and the multirole KRONOS and SIR-M radars.
The well-established presence of the company in the United Arab Emirates is also confirmed by the ABU DHABI-class programme. SELEX Sistemi Integrati was chosen to supply the naval units with the IPN-S/R combat management system, the NA30S fire control system, the multirole KRONOS radar co-mounted with an IFF SIR-M radar and the electro-optical Medusa MK4/B sensor. SELEX Sistemi Integrati is also responsible for the operational integration of the combat system.