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29 Mart 2014 Cumartesi

Qatar Coast Guard Services orders 17 new fast patrol boats from ARES Shipyard at DIMDEX 2014

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Today at DIMDEX 2014, the Naval Defence and Maritime Security exhibition currently held in Doha, the Qatar Coast Guard Services placed an order for 17 new fast patrol boast from Turkish company ARES Shipyard.

Further expanding on business relations between Qatar and Turkey, Deputy of Director Logistics Department, Brig. Abdullah Saad Al Kharji, representing the Ministry of Interior for the State of Qatar and Kerim Kalafatoglu, Chairman & Executive Director for ARES Shipyard, today signed an initial Memorandum of Understanding to deliver 17 new fast patrol boats within the next 56 months for the Qatar Coast Guard Services. ARES Shipyard are a specialist composite boat builder (though they also build in aluminium and steel) located on the southern shores of Turkey, in the Antalya Free-Zone.

The deal of 17 vessels consists in 10x "ARES 110 Hercules" multi-role patrol craft, 5x "ARES 75 Hercules" multi-role patrol craft and 2x "ARES 150 Hercules" multi-role patrol craft. These Fast Patrol Boats will be constructed using advanced composite materials and are expected to be completed within the next 5 years.

The "ARES 110 Hercules" multi-role patrol craft is intended for littoral and coastal waters law-enforcement, open sea rescue operations and naval duties. It is 33 meters in length and displaces 117 tons. Its maximum speed is 47 knots.

The smaller "ARES 75 Hercules" multi-role patrol craft is also intended for littoral and coastal waters law-enforcement, open sea rescue operations and naval duties. It is 23 meters in length and displaces 58 tons. Its maximum speed is 52 knots.

The much larger "ARES 150 Hercules" multi-role patrol craft is intended for offshore and littoral waters law-enforcement, open sea rescue operations and naval duties. It is 46 meters in length and displaces 245 tons. Its maximum speed is 40 knots.

Navy Recognition learned during DIMDEX that Qatar Coast Guard Services has not made a final decision yet on sensors and weapon systems for the 3 types of vessels.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1685

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