Spanish yard delivers lead ship of new corvette class for Saudi Arabia
Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has delivered the first in a class of five corvettes slated for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF).
Al-Jubail has a length of 104 metres, a beam of 14 metres, and accommodations for 102 crewmembers and other personnel.
The vessel and its four sisters are variants of Navantia’s Avante 2000 series of corvettes. The RSNF variants, also known as the Avante 2200 series, feature modifications that will enable them to operate under extreme temperatures.
Navantia also provided training for the RSNF crews who will operate the five corvettes.