Fincantieri has signed a new contract with the UAE Navy to support activities related to qualifying and testing an integrated vessel with both surface and underwater weapon systems.

The contract was signed within the framework of the programme that is currently in progress with the navy.

The company is constructing an anti-submarine corvette, based on the Italian Navy’s Cigala Fulgosi class, and two Stealth patrol vessels.

The programme also includes an option for a second corvette and four further patrol vessels, along with related logistical support.