ARES Shipyard press release
Qatar Ministry of Interior has recently announced another contract award to Turkey’s ARES Shipyard for 3 (three) Fast Interceptor Craft to be delivered in early 2023. Holding Turkey’s Fastest Growing Company, Largest Ship Exporter, and World’s Best Patrol Boat Builder titles, ARES continues its full support for maritime security operations of Qatar with the trust created by successfully delivering the whole new generation patrol boat fleet of Qatar Coast Guard comprising 31 (thirty-one) vessels within the last six years.
Advanced composite hulled and IACS classed ARES 40 FIC Fast Interceptor Craft have quite a remarkable speed capability of 60 (sixty) knots to conduct fast interception, boarding, escorting missions as well as anti-human trafficking and anti-smuggling operations. With a range of over 250 nautical miles, ARES 40 FIC are capable of covering all Exclusive Economic Zones surrounding Qatar Peninsula. The craft has the capability of carrying remote-controlled and auto-stabilized 12.7 mm weapon stations supported with electro-optic sensors on the rooftop.
The contract announcement was officially made by the Ministry of Interior during the MILIPOL Exhibition in Doha on 25 May 2022 where ARES Shipyard has for many years been the standing participant and exhibitor of the event.
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About ARES 40 FIC
ARES 40 HARPOON FIC has been designed for interception & interdiction operations, as well as anti-smuggling, SOF insertion and extraction, surveillance, and patrolling missions with its high-speed capability of up to 50 knots. The vessel has a suite of naval communications equipment, electro-optic (E/O) sensors, and X-Band Naval Radar.
|Length Overall||13.60 m|
|Hull Draught||0.70 m|
|Max Speed||50 Knots|
|Main Propulsion System||3 x Outboard Engines|
|Construction Material||Advanced Composites|
The specifications given are fully customizable as per the end user’s specific operational requirements.