The 99 metre Corvette is a flexible and efficient platform, equipped to defend against both surface and air threats, offering modern navies a highly capable vessel with low running costs.
Featuring a novel hull design and electric propulsion system it gives superb maneuvrability and an extended range of 4,500 miles. Its stealthy design shrinks radar signatures and a slow speed drive mode means it can loiter undetected.
This arrangement also helps to boost availability and deliver low through life costs, cutting fuel consumption and requiring minimal engine maintenance throughout the Corvette's service life. The flexibility of this platform design allows each customer to select systems and equipment to meet individual needs, supported by a comprehensive weapons management system. The ship’s flight deck is designed to support a maximum of 12 tonnes, which covers most small to medium sized aircraft. With well equipped hangar facilities, key maintenance can be carried out on board, ensuring maximum efficiency and availability.
Not forgetting the crew, the Corvette offers the latest highest standard of accommodation and recreational facilities with dedicated areas for each rank. It also provides additional living space for Joint Force Command staff.
This highly flexible ship can be used to conduct extended surveillance patrols, with the ability to conduct search and rescue, as well as disaster relief. Its ocean going capability also ensures it is effective for use in deterrent operations during times of tension.
Displacement: 2,660 tonnes
Length: 99 metres
Maximum beam: 14.6 metres
Top speed: 25 knots
Range: 4,500 miles
Endurance: 21 days
Three 99 metre Khareef Class Corvettes were delivered in 2014 and are now in service with the Royal Navy of Oman; AL RASIKH, AL SHAMIKH and AL RAHMANI.