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Corvette Launched In Portsmouth For Omani Navy

June 30 2011


The third of three corvettes being built for the Omani navy has been launched in England, reports the defense firm.

The Al Rasikh was formally named and launched during a ceremony on Monday at Portsmouth Naval Base in the U.K., according to a BAE release.

Oman ordered three corvettes from BAE Systems in 2007 under Project Khareef.

The warships are designed for anti-air and surface warfare missions and will be used to protect Omani territorial waters and for...

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