Paris. 16 June 2016. MBDA Italia has been awarded by the Qatar Emiri Naval Force (QENF) to supply operational capabilities for their new naval units:  4 multi-role corvettes, 1 Landing Platform Dock (LPD) and 2 patrol vessels. The programme will be comprehensive and will include training, test stations and maintenance facilities as well as integrated logistical support.

Antonio Perfetti, Managing Director MBDA Italia and Executive Group Director Sales & Business Development MBDA, commented: “This award will give the opportunity to further increase the Company’s order book and will open up new opportunities in Qatar, that once again confirms the trust placed in MBDA Italia for its defence requirements. This important achievement has been possible thanks to the close cooperation between MBDA Italia, Fincantieri and Leonardo – Finmeccanica, demonstrating the value of Italian industrial synergies.”
The award to MBDA Italia is within the framework of a Government to Government agreement signed today in Rome by the Minister of Defence for Italy, Roberta Pinotti and the Minister of Defence for Qatar, Khalid Bin Muhammad Al-Attiyah.