France Navy frigate Languedoc conducts drills with Oman Navy


According to information published by the French MoD on October 9, 2023, the FREMM frigate Languedoc held a Search and rescue (SAR) exercise with the High-Speed Support Vessel Al Mubshir.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Royal Navy of Oman's High-Speed Support Vessel RNOV Al Mubsir. (Picture source: Navy Recognition)


The RNOV Al Mubshir (S11) is a High-Speed Support Vessel (HSSV) operating under the Royal Navy of Oman. Constructed by Austal Limited in Henderson, Western Australia, this vessel was delivered shortly before its counterpart, the RNOV Al Naasir (S12).

The RNOV Al Mubshir, now active in the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea, boasts a spacious 900-square-meter vehicle deck. It has the capacity to accommodate 260 troops and can achieve speeds up to 38 knots.

Crafted from durable aluminium, the vessel is designed to support a multitude of naval operations. This includes helicopter activities, rapid deployment of military personnel and cargo, as well as humanitarian and disaster relief missions.

Furthermore, the vessel's design is equipped for search and rescue operations in various conditions. Drawing from the design of the 103-meter Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel used by the US Navy, the RNOV Al Mubshir is a blend of technical sophistication and multi-mission flexibility.

Context

According to information published by Intelligence Online on June 2023, France and Oman recently signed agreements enabling the French Navy to use Omani ports for its operational needs.