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Saudi Navy buying 5 corvettes in Spain

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Saudi Arabian Navy ordered the Spanish Navantia association to build five Avante 2200 corvettes, reports bmpd.




The contract was finalized on April 12. The transaction value was about 2 billion euros.

The construction of the ships will be carried out by Navatia shipyards in El Ferrol and Cadiz within five years. In this case, the Saudi association SAMI establishes a joint venture with a Spanish company that will partially localize in the kingdom a number of electronic weapons systems for these corvettes, as well as install and integrate them. The joint venture will also provide technical support and repairs to corvettes while they are in the Saudi Navy.

The total displacement of the corvettes is more than 2500 tons, the length of the hull is 98,9 m, the two-shaft diesel power plant will provide a speed of up to 25 units, the crew is 92 human.



According to the information, the corvette’s armament will be: “two four container launchers of Boeing Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles, a 16-charging vertical launcher of the Raytheon ESSM anti-aircraft missile system, one 76-mm universal artillery Leonardo Super Rapid, one 35-mm anti-aircraft gunner, one 324-mm anti-aircraft gunner Rheinmetall Oerlikon Millenium, two small-caliber remote-controlled artillery installations, two three-tube XNUMX-mm torpedo tubes. "

The hangar is designed for the basing of a helicopter of the 10-ton class.
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  1. Borik
    Borik April 23 2018 15: 29
    +1
    And the truth is where the Saudis will take so many sailors. To almost four dozen boats, there are 5 corvettes.
    1. NIKNN
      NIKNN April 23 2018 15: 34
      +1
      Quote: Borik
      And the truth is where the Saudis will take so many sailors. To almost four dozen boats, there are 5 corvettes.

      It is surprising how they refused the Zumwalt ... what
      1. Seaman77
        Seaman77 April 23 2018 18: 05
        +2
        39 boats, 5 corvettes ... At the beginning of April, in the Red Sea, the Hussites “hit” a rocket into an oil-loaded tanker belonging to the Saudi company Bahri, so they began to fuss ...
    2. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 April 23 2018 15: 34
      +5
      Quote: Borik
      And the truth is where the Saudis will take so many sailors. To almost four dozen boats, there are 5 corvettes.

      They have 1200 princes alone, let them Mobilize! laughing this of course is not a desert ship (camel), but even now it’s the 21st century! You look - do not drown - right away! laughing
    3. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi April 23 2018 15: 35
      +7
      Quote: Borik
      And the truth is where the Saudis will take so many sailors. To almost four dozen boats, there are 5 corvettes.

      Enough population. While they will build, they will have time to train.
      And the ships are excellent.
      1. Chertt
        Chertt April 23 2018 16: 01
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        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        And the ships are excellent.

        The Saudis understand that the "roof" of the hegemon is becoming increasingly unreliable. And someday (and perhaps soon), they will face Iran head on. From there, and multi-billion purchases, all kinds of weapons
        PS Yes, the performance characteristics of the corvettes are very worthy, especially the universal weapons complex
        1. Grandfather Eugene
          Grandfather Eugene April 23 2018 18: 40
          +1
          Quote: Chertt
          The Saudis understand that the "roof" of the hegemon is becoming increasingly unreliable. And someday (and perhaps soon), they will face Iran head on. From there, and multi-billion purchases, all kinds of weapons


          So the Saudis have recently stated that if the states do not help cool the Iranians by 25, they will declare war on Iran.
          1. Chertt
            Chertt April 23 2018 18: 49
            0
            Judging by how quickly and unpredictably the situation in the world and in BV is changing in particular (considering, besides, the low price of words in current politics) 2025, this is beyond the scope of events
    4. svp67
      svp67 April 23 2018 15: 41
      +1
      Quote: Borik
      And the truth is where the Saudis will take so many sailors

      From the country 404 on "without visa" will come ...
    5. Tiksi-3
      Tiksi-3 April 23 2018 15: 59
      +2
      Quote: Borik
      And the truth is where the Saudis will take so many sailors

      lol onizhe land country ... and really where ?? wassat Well, questions .... a feeling that the students gathered
    6. Dam
      Dam April 23 2018 17: 58
      0
      They re-qualify combat camel riders
    7. lopvlad
      lopvlad April 24 2018 11: 10
      +1
      Quote: Borik
      And the truth is where the Saudis will take so many sailors


      Saudi Arabia is a country of sailors for a camel is a desert ship. They have a strong belief that a trained team, crew, crew is secondary and most importantly it is the weapon itself.
      Hussites drive them both in the tail and in the mane.
  2. svp67
    svp67 April 23 2018 15: 41
    +1
    Boats, corvettes ... so you look and they will buy an aircraft carrier ...
    1. Serge Gorely
      Serge Gorely April 23 2018 15: 58
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      Boats, corvettes ... so you look and they will buy an aircraft carrier ...

      Adapted ..
  3. san4es
    san4es April 23 2018 15: 55
    +4
    The total displacement of the corvettes is more than 2500 tons, the length of the hull is 98,9 m, the two-shaft diesel power plant will provide a speed of up to 25 units, the crew is 92 human.

    hi Avante 2200 is specially designed for the following missions:
    - Surveillance and protection of the EEZ
    - Merchant shipping control
    - Defense of strategic assets
    - Search and rescue operations
    - Assistance to other vessels
    - pollution control
    - Immigration control and drug prohibition
    - Intelligence gathering
    - Fight against surface targets
    - Passive electronic warfare
    Nov 2016 year