Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard launched Al Doha, the first of two Cadet Training Ships (CTS) for the Qatari Navy today. Al Doha will be used to train 72 naval cadets. The ship is 90 meters long, has 1.950 tonnes of full load displacement and a maximum speed of 22 knots at full load. The vessel is armed by 30mm Stabilized Gun and 2 12.7mm Machine Guns.
Anadolu Shipyard was awarded a contract by the Qatar Armed Forces “QAF” to build two CTS at DIMDEX 2018 on 13th March 2018.
The Qatari Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) has ordered two CTS with space allocations for theoretical and practical training facilities for the cadets and the instructors.
The ships are built in Istanbul by Anadolu Shipyard. Besides basic CTS, the ship has a helipad for medium size helicopter on a stern and is capable to provide combat management and weapon training to the trainees as well. A secondary mission such as offshore patrol duties can be carried out.
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