ARES Shipyard to build three ARES 40 FIC for Qatar
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Advanced composite hulled and IACS classed ARES 40 FIC may reach 60 knots to conduct fast interception, boarding, escorting missions, and anti-human trafficking and anti-smuggling operations. The FIC has over 250 nautical miles range to cover Exclusive Economic Zones surrounding Qatar Peninsula. The craft can carry remote controlled and auto stabilized 12.7 mm weapon stations supported with electro optic sensors on the rooftop.The Ministry of Interior officially made the contract announcement during MILIPOL Exhibition in Doha on 25 May 2022.