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According to a press release published by ADSB, the regional leader in build, repair, maintenance, refit and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, today unveiled a 16m fast patrol boat (FPB) Mesbar 01 was fully designed and built in the UAE by ADSB, and launched on the first day of NAVDEX 2021 which takes place along-side IDEX at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, 21-25 February.


According to a press release published by ADSB, the regional leader in build, repair, maintenance, refit and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, today unveiled a 16m fast patrol boat (FPB) Mesbar 01 was fully designed and built in the UAE by ADSB, and launched on the first day of NAVDEX 2021 which takes place along-side IDEX at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, 21-25 February.


SAAB exhibits products and solutions for maritime defense IMDEX 2019 925 00116m fast patrol boat (FPB) Mesbar 01


The 16m boat is modular in design to accommodate either a short cabin with space for surface-to-surface missile systems or a longer one for troop transport. In both cases, it is armoured to the customer’s preference, with guns ranging from manually operated 12.7mm to a 30mm cannon mounted onto a remote weapon station. The 16m boat was built to meet requirements for the Coast Guard Forces and can additionally feature ‘self-righting’ technology that helps the boat turn if it capsized.

Running one of the largest shipyards in the Middle East, ADSB operates three main naval programmes: corvettes, offshore patrol vessels and fast patrol boats. The company also provides a full range of maintenance, repair and refit, upgrade and conversion, as well as engineering consultancy services.


SAAB exhibits products and solutions for maritime defense IMDEX 2019 925 00116m fast patrol boat (FPB) Mesbar 01