On 13 May 2022, AL EMARAT, the second GOWIND corvette ordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Naval Group, was launched in Lorient, France in the presence of an official delegation from the UAE Navy. In 2019, the UAE ordered two GOWIND class corvettes to be built in France. The first unit, BANI YAS, was launched in December 2021.
Naval Group will also train the UAE Navy’s crew from the equipment level up to the operational level. Starting in France, this preparation will continue with teambuilding and practice on operational scenarios in every warfare area in the Gulf.
Thus far, 12 units of the GOWIND design have been sold. Most of them are built locally through transfer of technology and partnerships with local industry. An example is in Egypt, where three units are now in service within the Egyptian Navy.