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NAVDEX 2023: Emirati shipbuilder inks deal to build corvettes for Angola

20th February 2023 - 17:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in Abu Dhabi

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A model of the BR71 Mk II corvette on display at ADSB's booth at NAVDEX. (Photo: author)

The deal is a significant development for Abu Dhabi Ship Building and the largest export contract in its history.

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has signed a significant deal with Angola to supply the African nation with corvettes and small watercraft.

The contract is a landmark for the UAE shipbuilder, part of the Edge conglomerate, and is the largest export deal in the company's history.

ADSB is prime contractor for the programme, which also includes France's CMN Naval.

ADSB CEO David Massey told Shephard that the deal covers three BR71 Mk II corvettes and an undisclosed number of Edge-designed smaller boats.

The deal will also include training and UAVs. Edge subsidiary ADASI produces the Garmoosha and Al Sabr S-100,

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Harry Lye

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Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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