Kuwaiti navy takes delivery of landing ships from Abu Dhabi Ship Building

Kuwaiti navy takes delivery of landing ships from Abu Dhabi Ship Building
Published: 24 April 2018 - 9 a.m.
By: Logistics Middle East Staff

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB) has launched two 64-meter landing ships for the Kuwait Naval Force as part of a contract to build eight naval ships to support Kuwait’s military capabilities.

The ships were launched during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Kuwaiti Naval Force in the presence of Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khodr, Chief of the General Staff at Kuwait Armed Forces and Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of ADSB.

“This project has further strengthened the relations between ADSB and the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense and its Naval Force-- an achievement that we are proud of,” said Al Mazrouei.

“We at ADSB have prioritised this project as we are committed to supporting Kuwait’s Naval Force and enhancing our leadership in offering the best naval and marine services,” he added. “We are proud of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense’s trust in our efforts to build five 16-meter landing crafts, a 42-meter landing ship, and two 64-meter landing ships. Five out of eight crafts and ships were delivered before the set deadline.”

For his part, Major-General Khaled Al-Kandari, Commander of the Kuwait Navy, delivered a speech in which he thanked the UAE Navy and ADSB for this remarkable achievement and their efforts and commitment to ensure timely delivery.

Al-Kandari said: “We are proud of the professional cadres and skills in the GCC despite all the current challenges that they face.”


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