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United Arab Emirates Navy
Country United Arab Emirates
Service history
Active 1971
Size 2,500 personnel[1]
Insignia Flag of the United Arab Emirates

Mubarraz (P141) takes part in the international IMCMEX 13 exercise

The United Arab Emirates Navy is small force of about 2,500 personnel. 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.

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



Future NavyEdit

Till 2014 will be commissioned 12 Ghannatha Phase II class fast missile landing crafts. First unit was be launched in July 2012.[11] Other 12 will be upgraded from Ghannatha Phase I class [12]

4 Falaj 2 class patrol vessel on order, 2 being fitted out - 550tons - 2 MM-40 Exocets - 6 Mica VL SAM

One 26 m Offshore Patrol Vessel, one 24 m Amphibious Troop Transport Vessel and one 24 m Patrol Vessel is under construction for the U.A.E Navy.[13]

See alsoEdit


  1. IISS 2009 The Military Balance 2010
  2. United Arab Emirates (06/07)
  4. Business News
  5. Fincantieri Web Site
  6. Italian Ministry of Defense
  7. "Abu Dhabi class ASW Corvette - UAE Navy(navy recognition)". February 13, 2013. 

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