The UK Royal Navy confirmed plans for three ships to participate in the DIMDEX Warship Display being held at Doha Commercial Port from 29th March to 31st April 2010.
Setting course for DIMDEX 2010 at the invitation of Staff Brigadier (SEA) Mohammed Bin Nasser Al Mohannadi, Commander of the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) will be two Royal Navy Sandown Class Mine Countermeasure Vessel (MCMV) and one Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate, part of DIMDEX 2010’s ship and submarine display.
Powerful and versatile with the capability to operate anywhere in the world, the 4,900 ton Type 23 frigate and 600 ton Sandown MCMV are mainstays of the Royal Navy’s modern surface fleet.
Originally designed for the principal task of anti-submarine warfare, the Type 23 has evolved into a powerful and versatile multi purpose ship capable of conducting a wide range of tasks including embargo operations, disaster relief work and surveillance operations.
“DIMDEX 2010 is an opportunity to enhance Qatar’s historic bilateral relations with the United Kingdom. I look forward to welcoming my counterparts from the Royal Navy for a visit that allows the representatives of both countries to review the latest information sharing to support both navies during their joint operations," said Staff Brigadier Al- Mohannadi, DIMDEX 2010 Chairman.