Saudi Arabia Receives First Navantia Avante 2200 Corvette

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Saudi Arabia Receives First Navantia Avante 2200 Corvette
AL-JUBAIL Avante 2200-class corvette @Navantia

Spanish firm Navantia delivered the first of five Avante 2200-class corvettes to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) on Thursday in a ceremony held at the facilities of the Naval Base of La Carraca, in San Fernando (Cádiz).

The AL-JUBAIL corvette was built in its shipyards in the Bay of Cadiz. It has been delivered to the RSNF in approximately three years since the cutting of its first steel plate (January 2019) and after having successfully passed the sea trials carried out in the waters of the Bay of Cadiz during the last few months.

The corvette AL-JUBAIL has a length of 104m, a beam of 14m and is capable of carrying a total of 102 crew and passengers.

These corvettes come equipped with CATIZ combat system, HERMESYS integrated communications system, DORNA fire direction and an Integrated Control System. Platform and the MINERVA integrated bridge, together with other equipment developed by Navantia under license, such as MTU motors, RENK gearboxes.

This contract, in force since November 2018, strengthens the immediate future of Navantia and benefits all the company's shipyards and its auxiliary industry, especially the entire Bay of Cádiz.

The contract includes, in addition to construction, Life Cycle Support for five years, from the delivery of the first ship, with the option of another five additional years.

It also includes the provision of various services, such as integrated logistics support, operational and maintenance training, provision of Training and Training Centers for the Combat System and Platform Control System of ships, Life Cycle Support, cited above, and the systems for the maintenance of the ships at the Jeddah Naval Base.

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