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Kuwait Naval Force selects Abu Dhabi Ship Building for future Landing Craft requirements

NAVDEX 2013 Daily News - ADSB at IDEX 2013
Kuwait Naval Force selects Abu Dhabi Ship Building for future Landing Craft requirements
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), the Arabian Gulf’s only specialized naval warship builder today announced the Kuwait Navy has selected the company for their future Landing Craft programs.

The announcement by ADSB, one of Mubadala’s defense-related companies, took place during the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) 2013 which takes place 17th - 21st February.
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Ian Pike, Chief Executive Officer of ADSB, said, “Abu Dhabi Ship Building has been working hard on this program requirement for some time. We also thank the Kuwait Ministry of Defence and the Kuwait Naval Force for their kind cooperation and confidence in our work.”

The program involves the supply of two 64m Landing Craft, one 42m Landing Craft and five 16m Composite Fast Landing Craft. All vessels will be constructed at ADSB’s world class facility in Abu Dhabi.

After several delegation visits to ADSB, the Kuwait Naval Commander Brigadier General Jassim Al Ansari said, “We are extremely pleased to advise of our co-operative discussions with ADSB for our new program requirement. We recognize ADSB as a highly professional company and will look forward to concluding our discussions positively in the very near future.”

The total contract program is approximately 24 months, and construction is anticipated to start in mid-2013.