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Qatar again turns to Ares Shipyard with interceptor craft order

21st June 2022 - 09:00 GMT | by Cem Devrim Yaylalı in Istanbul

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The Qatari Minister of the Interior has ordered three ARES 40 Fast Interceptor Craft from Ares Shipyard. (Photo: Ares Shipyard)

Three ARES 40 fast interceptors will be the latest craft built by Ares Shipyard for Qatar.

In another example of the close military-industrial relationship between Qatar and Turkey, the Qatar Ministry of Interior last month announced a contract award for Ares Shipyard to build three fast interceptor craft.

The announcement was made during the MILIPOL Exhibition in Doha on 24-26 May 2022.

The three ARES 40 Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC) are scheduled to be delivered in early 2023. The advanced composite hulled craft will be able to achieve a top speed of 60kt and they will feature a remote weapon station with a 12.7mm machine gun.

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NameARES 40 Fast Interceptor Craft
SuppliersAres Shipyard

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