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DIMDEX 2024: Qatari Emiri Navy Al Zubarah class corvette Damsah.

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At the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) 2024, the Qatar Emiri Navy displayed the Doha class corvette Damsah, stationed at Hamad Port.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Al Zubarah class corvette Damsah at Doha, Qatar. (Picture source: Navy Recognition)

This vessel has a displacement of 3,250 long tons and measures 107 meters in length. With a beam of 14.7 meters, it is powered by a combined diesel propulsion system, enabling speeds up to 28 knots. The Damsah has a range of 3,500 nautical miles and an endurance of 21 days.

The ship's crew consists of 112 members. It is equipped with several sensors and processing systems, including the Thesan mine avoidance sonar, Kronos main radar system, and Athena combat system for enhanced operational effectiveness.

The vessel's armament features an OTO Melara 76 mm gun for surface threats, 16 Aster 30 Block 1 surface-to-air missiles for aerial defense, and 8 Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missiles targeting maritime threats. Additionally, it carries 2 × 2 Marlins remote weapons stations for close-in threats and a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile launcher for point defense against incoming missiles. The inclusion of 4 Sylena Mk2 decoy launchers offers capabilities in electronic warfare, aimed at misleading enemy sensors and missiles.

Supporting aviation operations, the Damsah is fitted with a flight deck and an enclosed hangar, designed to accommodate an NHIndustries NH90 helicopter.

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