Royal Bahrain Naval Force Ahmed Al Fateh (Lürssen TNC 45) class
Royal Bahrain Naval Force Ahmed Al Fateh (Lürssen TNC 45) class

Leonardo Delivered the Last Upgraded Fast Attack Craft to Royal Bahrain Naval Force

The sixth and last fully upgraded Fast Attack Craft (FAC), “Al Taweelah”, is equipped with state-of-the-art systems including the new Leonardo’s Combat Management Systems (CMS). The achievement reflects Leonardo’s commitment to supporting Bahraini Defence Armed Forces. Today more than 70 international Navies have chosen Leonardo systems and technologies to equip over 1,000 vessels. Last week during a ceremony in Mina Salman at Royal Bahrain Navy Head Quarter, Leonardo delivered the last of six upgraded naval vessels, the “Al Taweelah” ship, after completing successfully all Integrated Sea Acceptance Test (ISAT).

As for the previous units, the Ahmed Al Fateh class Al Taweelah upgrade includes a new weapon control system, training services, and logistic support. Thanks to Leonardo’s new Combat Management System (CMS), the ship can now integrate and coordinate in real-time all information coming from various sensors installed onboard. The CMS enables the automatic coordination of weapons systems in terms of threat assessment, operation planning, and control of armaments during combat. This important milestone follows and completion of a deal signed in 2015 with the Bahrain Defence Forces.

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The handover ceremony of the "Al Taweelah" naval unit to the Royal Bahrain Naval Force
The handover ceremony of the “Al Taweelah” naval unit to the Royal Bahrain Naval Force

For naval missions, Leonardo’s offer spans from turn-key combat management systems for maritime surveillance and security, to naval guns, ammunition, underwater systems for all classes of military vessels, manned and unmanned vehicles, and sensors. It includes the most advanced naval training and maintenance offer and satellite systems and services for Earth observation and geo-location, marine environmental monitoring, and maritime security. Today more than 70 international Navies have chosen Leonardo systems and technologies to equip over 1,000 vessels.

Bahrain, as well as other countries in the Gulf region, can be further supported by Leonardo’s expertise in the naval field, where the company has a track record in the upgrade of corvettes, offshore patrol vessels, and frigates, and in the land sector, where the company offers fully integrated solutions, warfare systems and cost-effective overhaul programs. Leonardo S.p.A., formerly Leonardo-Finmeccanica and originally Finmeccanica, is an Italian multinational company specialising in aerospace, defence and security. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, the company has 180 sites worldwide.

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