Navantia Competes Corvettes Delivery to Saudi Arabia, Eyes More Shipbuilding Projects

In partnership with Saudi Arabian Military Industries, Navantia hopes to bag more shipbuilding projects in the Middle East
  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 09:38 AM, March 12, 2024
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Navantia Competes Corvettes Delivery to Saudi Arabia, Eyes More Shipbuilding Projects
HMS UNAYZAH of Saudi Arabia

Spanish Navantia on March 7 commissioned of the fifth and last corvette built under the Al-Sarawat project for five ships at the King Faisal naval base in Jeddah.

On the occasion, Chief of Staff of Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily said that HMS UNAYZAH the fifth and last corvette of Al-Sarawat project was built to be one of the world’s most technologically advanced and powerful corvette to meet National mandates in realization of Saudi vision 2030, to handle multi-combat missions.

His Excellency also indicated  that the localization of defense capabilities development and integration carried out onboard HMS UNAYZAH in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by the role of Saudi Arabian Military Industry (SAMI) in Alsarawat project, as well as, the successful accomplishment of extensive combat systems trials and live firings carried out in KSA, has heavily contributed to achieve one of Ministry of Defense’s strategy to localize more than 50% of the total military expenditure by 2030 aligning with Kingdom’s Vision.

In addition to the corvette contract, Navantia agreed with SAMI (Saudi Arabian Military Industries) to create a joint venture in Saudi Arabia, an alliance that allows Navantia to position its integrated systems and technologically advanced solutions in the Arab market and area of influence and is aligned with the company’s internationalization strategy.

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