EGDE entity ADSB, the regional leader in the design, new build, repair, maintenance, refit, and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, unveiled its 510 OPV, a 51m Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) which is built in the UAE by ADSB. The Abu Dhabi-based a shipbuilder made the announcement on the first day of the Indo Defence Expo & Forum 2022, being held at JIExpo Kemayoran in Jakarta, Indonesia until 5 November.
510 OPV is designed by ADSB and ARES Shipyard, which has proven hull designs and a diverse portfolio of naval vessels. Built to operate in adverse sea conditions, the 51m vessel features a large modular deck configurable for vessel or equipment transport, or deployment of various combat systems. With a 65,000 litre fuel capacity, it delivers long range and extended endurance, ideal for search and rescue, fast-attack missions, and other offshore activities.
David Massey, CEO of ADSB, said: “We are proud to launch another patrol vessel, co-designed by ADSB and ARES Shipyard, and built by our experts and devoted employees. Built for a diverse range of tasks, we are meeting the increased global demand for tactical and sophisticated vessels with high level multi-mission capabilities. In line with the UAE leadership’s vision, we are focused on developing ‘Made in the UAE’ products that have serious export potential, and we look forward to meeting prospective customers and showcasing our capabilities during Indo Defence.”
Configured for transport, the vessel can accommodate two 11m fast interceptor boats, one rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) with rapid deployment, a variety of search & rescue (SAR) equipment, one multifunctional crane, two jet-skis, one remotely operated vehicle (ROV), an aft deck, and side rescue gates.
In February 2021, ADSB launched its first IP-owned 16m and 12m fast interceptors for coastal and inshore requirements. The company is expanding its offerings by building offshore patrol vessels in its 300,000sqm Abu Dhabi shipyard. Part of the Platforms & Systems cluster at EDGE, ADSB now has a portfolio of internationally competitive designs in the 11-51m range.
Launched in November 2019, the UAE’s 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.