QATARI EMIRI NAVAL FORCES Thriving Power in the Gulf Region

Issue 114 - July 2022

In 2012, The Qatari Emiri Naval Forces had 21 surface vessels in service. The total fully loaded displacement of these vessels at that time was 2,961 tons. When the current naval expansion program is finished the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces will have 61 surface vessels with a total fully loaded displacement of 29,216 tons.

These numbers show how impressive the expansion program is. The number of vessels will increase almost 3-fold. More remarkable is the 10-fold increase in the displacement. Qatar is not only acquiring new warships, but also larger more complex warships.