Navantia to supply Avante 2200 quintet to Saudi Arabia

Spain and Saudi Arabia have finalised a €2 billion deal to supply five Avante 2200 corvettes to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces.

Constructed by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia, the Avante 2200 corvettes are based on the Guaiquerí-class patrol vessels currently in service with the Venezuelan navy.

The deal includes arrangements to establish a naval construction facility in Saudi Arabia.