October 03 2019
Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has laid the keel for the first of five Avante 2200 corvettes for the Saudi navy, reports the Saudi Press Agency.
The keel-laying ceremony was held on Wednesday at Navantia’s San Fernando shipyard in Cadiz, Spain.
The project is a joint venture between Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Navantia.
The vessels are scheduled to be delivered by 2023.
Construction of the fourth and fifth corvettes will take place in Saudi Arabia as part of the...
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