A corvette (Damsah) of the Amiri Naval Forces, built by Italy's Fincantieri, was launched in the Italian city of La Spezia, the Ministry of Defence said in a tweet Saturday.

The launch took place in the presence of Major-General (Pilot) Mubarak bin Mohamed al-Kumait al-Khayarin, Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration and Logistics, and Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio from the Italian Navy.


The ceremony also included the laying of the keel of another corvette (Simaisma).

The corvette project is part of initiatives undertaken to further develop the competence of the Amiri Naval Forces. A number of other officials and dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

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