The Royal Bahrain Naval Force has received the first of two 42m landing craft from Abu Dhabi Ship Building, UAE.

In 2008, the Bahrain Navy awarded a contract to the shipbuilding company for the construction and delivery of two 16m fast landing craft and two 42m naval landing craft, according to

Both the 42m landing craft are specifically designed to carry troops and vehicles as well as for cargo transportation and beach landing in the coastal waters.

In late 2009, the Bahrain Navy received the 16m vessels intended for rapid deployment of personnel and supplies at maximum speeds of up to 40kt.