Naval Group delivers first Gowind corvette for the United Arab Emirates Navy

The delivery ceremony for the first Gowind corvette, Bani Yas, ordered by the United Arab Emirates to Naval Group took place on 21 October 2023 in Lorient in the presence of an official delegation from the United Arab Emirates headed by His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Hamdan al Nahyan, Commander of the UAE Navy.

Bani Yas corvette is the first of the two Gowind corvettes ordered by the United Arab Emirates to Naval Group in 2019 and built in Lorient, France.

Noteworthy, Bani Yas corvette was launched in December 2021, left Lorient on 23 October 2023 and is due to arrive in the United Arab Emirates in early December.

While, the second corvette, Al Emarat was launched on 13 May 2022 at Naval Group’s Lorient site, and will soon be starting her sea trials.

About Gowind corvette

Bani Yas class corvettes benefit from the modular design of the Gowind family and will enable the UAE Navy to meet current and future challenges with the most advanced technologies.

As part of Naval Group’s service solutions to meet all the needs of modern navies, the UAE Navy’s crew is trained in the operational use of the vessels.

The commercial success of the Gowind corvette is significant, with 12 units already selected by various navies and most of the ships locally built through technology transfer and partnerships with the local industry.

Technical features

  • overall length: 102 m ;
  • overall beam: 16 m ;
  • displacement: 2,800 t.