- Tactical interceptors, patrol boats will be built by EDGE naval arm Abu Dhabi Ship Building
EDGE entity Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), the regional leader in the design, build, maintenance, repair, refit, and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, announced that it has been awarded an AED 175 million contract to build its 120 Fast Inshore Platform (FIP) and 160 Inshore Tactical Engagement Platform (ITEP) for the Critical Infrastructure & Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA). Announced at the Naval Defence & Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX 2023) which is held alongside International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2023), the deal marks the first local order of the company’s UAE-made vessels which are expertly-designed for both near shore rescue and extended search and rescue (SAR) missions.
David Massey, CEO of ADSB said: “Having worked closely with CICPA to design the tactical and sophisticated vessels they need to carry out their critical duties, we are delighted to see our relationship with them strengthen and expand, and we express our gratitude for their unwavering trust in our solutions. ADSB is making impressive strides in designing and building world-class vessels, and the signing of this deal reinforces our commitment to teaming up with our clients for the long term to ensure we meet their operational needs.”
Designed and built by ADSB in the UAE, the 120 FIP and 160 ITEP vessels deliver power and performance for high-speed pursuit, fast interception, and a diverse range of general patrol missions.
Attendees of NAVDEX can visit EDGE at stand B-022 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) until 24 February, 2023.