EDGE Group’s Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding (ADSB) announced the commencement of the production of the Falaj3 Class Fast Patrol Vessels with a Steel Cutting Ceremony at ADSB Yard for the First of Class (FOC) vessel held on 21st December 2022.
This milestone represents the successful completion of the design phase and confirms the capability of ADSB and its determination to continue to be a regional leader in military shipbuilding and a strategic partner to the UAE Ministry of Defence.
ADSB was awarded the contract to build four Falaj 3 Class Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) for the UAE Navy in 2021. With its partners and with invaluable support from the UAE Navy, it has successfully completed the design phase of the project on schedule.
The Falaj 3 Class of FPVs is a complex high speed warship with a state of-the-art sensors and combat systems and will be a significant addition to the UAE Navy capability.
Running one of the largest and most advanced shipyards in the Middle East, ADSB operates three main naval programmes: Corvettes, offshore patrol vessels and fast interceptor vessels. The company also provides a full range of services including maintenance, repair and refit, upgrade and conversion, as well as design and engineering consultancy.
ADSB is part of the Platforms & Systems cluster at EDGE, an advanced technology group which ranks among the top 25 military suppliers in the world.
Launched in November 2019, EDGE is one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups, established to develop agile, bold and disruptive solutions for defence and beyond, and to be a catalyst for change and transformation. It is dedicated to bringing breakthrough innovations, products, and services to market with greater speed and efficiency, to position the UAE as a leading global hub for future industries, and to creating clear paths within the sector for the next generation of highly-skilled talent to thrive.
With a focus on the adoption of 4IR technologies, EDGE is driving the development of sovereign capabilities for global export and for the preservation of national security, working with front-line operators, international partners, and adopting advanced technologies such as autonomous capabilities, cyber-physical systems, advanced propulsion systems, robotics and smart materials. EDGE converges R&D, emerging technologies, digital transformation, and commercial market innovations with military capabilities to develop disruptive solutions tailored to the specific requirements of its customers.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, EDGE consolidates more than 20 entities into four core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Electronic Warfare & Cyber Technologies, and Trading & Mission Support.