Ministry of Interior of Qatar will be procuring three ARES 40 Fast Intervention Craft (FIC) from ARES Shipyard. The delivery of vessels will be completed by early 2023. The company announced the development on 6 June with a press release.
ARES 40 FIC can be used in missions such as fast interception, boarding, escorting, along with combatting irregular migration and smuggling operations, with its maximum speed of 60 knots. The boat has a range of 250 nautical miles, covering all of Qatar’s exclusive economic zone, and it can mount a .50-cal remote controlled weapon system above the bridge.
This new procurement will strengthen ARES Shipyard’s position in Qatar even more. The company delivered 31 boats of various models to Qatar Coast Guard in the last 6 years.