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AMS Shares in Abu Dhabi Corvette Program (July 19)

AMS has signed a contract with Abu Dhabi Ship Building of United Arab Emirates for the Baynunah Programme, which covers the production of four 70 m Naval Corvettes for the UAE Navy, equipped with highly advanced mission management systems.

AMS will supply the IPN-S Command and Control System as well as the Fire Control System (NA 25XM). In addition, AMS will integrate a significant suite of weapons and sensors being procured by Abu Dhabi Ship Building. The contract also includes commissioning and logistic support (training, documentation and spare parts).

The Baynunah Programme of four Naval Corvettes, plus an option for another two vessels that can be exercised by the UAE Navy, will be built by the Abu Dhabi Ship Building company in its capacity as Prime Contractor, with the exception of the first-of-class platform which will be built at the CMN shipyard in Cherbourg (France), which is also the platform designer.

The combat system will include components provided by other Finmeccanica Group companies such as MBDA and OtoMelara, in addition to AMS’.

This is AMS first contract with Abu Dhabi Ship Building although both civilian and military systems supplied by AMS are in use in a number of countries in the Arabian Gulf area and the Middle East.

Carlo Venturi, AMS CEO, said: “This is an important, strategic contract which strengthens AMS position as supplier and integrator of complex Command and Control systems and AMS NECSYS (Network Enabled Combat Systems) product portfolio: it is further proof of the high value of our technology”.

AMS is a world leader in the provision of Integrated Defence, Paramilitary and Air Traffic mission critical systems, with an established customer base in over 100 countries.

AMS is a world leader in the provision of Integrated Defence, Paramilitary and Air Traffic mission critical systems, with an established customer base in over 100 countries. AMS has 7,000 employees worldwide, a turnover of some 1.3bn euros and a healthy orderbook in excess of 3bn. euros, which underpins ambitious growth plans for the next four years.

AMS is owned by BAE Systems of the UK and Finmeccanica of Italy, with a combined annual turnover of some 27bn. Euros.

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AMS Signs Multi Million Euro Contract With Abu Dhabi Ship Building