Saudi Arabia

Saudi gets it’s first Avante 2200 corvette for service

Commander of the Royal Saudi Navy Forces Vice Admiral Fahad al Ghofaily inaugurated the first of five Avante 2200 class corvette ships on Thursday.

Spanish state-owned Navantia delivered the ship dubbed “Al-Jubail” in a ceremony at the Naval Base of La Carraca.

Al-Jubail is a 330-foot-long ship and can carry just over 100 crew and passengers.

The ship will help the Saudi Navy deal with air, land and sea threats at a time when the Iran-backed Houthis continue to target civilian areas and neighborhoods inside Saudi Arabia.


Al Arabiya News

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