Qatari “Al Zubarah” Corvette And “Musherib” OPV reached the country

Qatari “Al Zubarah” Corvette And “Musherib” OPV reached the country
Qatari “Al Zubarah” Corvette And “Musherib” OPV reached the country

Qatar Emiri Navy received its Doha-class air defence corvette “Al Zubarah” and offshore patrol vessel (OPV) “Musherib” on September 12, 2022, with the ceremony that Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, attended. The Fincantieri-built vessels will soon enter service for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.


The new Al Zubarah-class corvettes have a CODAD-configured propulsion system based on four diesel engines connected through reduction gears to two shaft lines with variable pitch propellers and conventional rudders. The CODAD provides a maximum continuous and cruising speed of 28 and 15 knots, respectively.

Qatari “Al Zubarah” Corvette And “Musherib” OPV reached the country


The new platform presents a combat system with a full range of weapons for anti-air warfare (AAW, with Aster 30 Block 1 and RAM missiles) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) operations. In contrast, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities are limited to self-defence. However, the ship can accommodate and operate an NH90 NFH maritime helicopter equipped with an ASW suite, including lightweight torpedoes.