EDGE Group from UAE begins production of Falaj 3 class fast patrol vessels

According to a PR published by Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding (“ADSB”) on December 21, 2022, the company is pleased to announce the commencement of the production of the Falaj 3 Class Fast Patrol Vessels with a Steel Cutting Ceremony at ADSB Yard for the First of Class (FOC) vessel.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Model of the Falaj 3 class fast patrol vessel at IDEX 2021. (Picture source: Army Recognition)

This milestone represents the successful completion of the design phase and confirms the capability of ADSB and its determination to continue to be a regional leader in military shipbuilding and a strategic partner to the UAE Ministry of Defence.

ADSB was awarded the contract to build four Falaj 3 Class Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) for the UAE Navy in 2021. With its partners and with invaluable support from the UAE Navy, it has successfully completed the design phase of the project on schedule.

The Falaj 3 Class of FPVs is a complex high speed warship with a state of-the-art sensors and combat systems and will be a significant addition to the UAE Navy capability.

FALAJ 3 boasts high survivability through CBRN, fire zone, and watertight protection, and accords with International Classification Society Naval Rules and U.S. Navy Stability Requirements for ship survivability. The vessel is designed with high redundancy, including 100% redundancy for critical and major systems.

Falaj 3 is powered by 4 high-power engines using 4 propellers to attain speeds excess of 26 kn. It has 4 generators capable of producing 1.2 Megawatts of power.

It is equipped with Integrated Platform Management System to monitor and control all platform systems from one single point. It also boasts of wide array of safety and fire-fighting equipment and includes a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat. The vessel can carry up a crew of 39 sailors.