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Greece may choose Al Zubarah class corvettes built by Fincantieri.

| 2022

According to information published by la Tribune on July 5, 2022, the Hellenic Navy may choose the Al Zubarah class corvettes built by Fincantieri. The Greek Ministry of Defense's decision also depends on the geopolitical situation amid the tensions with Turkey. The other two bids still in the competition would be the Gowind class 2500 built by Naval Group and the Sigma 10514 built by Damen.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Artist rendering of Al Zubarah class corvette   (Picture source: Fincantieri)

The Al Zubarah-class corvettes, designed consistent with the RINAMIL rules, will be highly flexible and capable of fulfilling different kinds of tasks, from surveillance with sea rescue capacities to being fighting vessels.

They will be about 107 meters long, 14.70 meters wide, and equipped with a combined diesel and diesel plant (CODAD), with a maximum speed of 28 knots. The units will be able to accommodate 112 persons on board.

Furthermore, the corvettes will be capable of operating high-speed boats such as RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) through lateral cranes or a hauling ramp located at the far stern. The flight deck and hangar are sized for hosting one NH90 helicopter.

About Sigma 10514

The SIGMA 10514 is a guided-missile frigate that was jointly built by Damen Shipyard and PT PAL from Indonesia for the Indonesian Navy. This frigate was designed to conduct different types of missions including the patrol of economic zone, deterrence, maritime security, search-and-rescue, anti-surface, and electronic and anti-air warfare.

The Sigma 10514 has a length of 105.11 m, a width of 14.2 m, and a displacement of approximately 2,365t. The ship has a crew of 100 people. The ship features a helicopter hangar and an aft flight deck with astern fueling capabilities to hold and operate a 10t helicopter day and night. It can carry two rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) for patrol and transport operations.

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