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  • 18 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The Commandant of the King Fahd Academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has visited HMS Raleigh where some of his students are undergoing a summer training programme. Rear Admiral Khalid Al Saeed met with the Service and civilian staff responsible for the delivery of the eight-week programme, which began in May. He was also […]

  • 19 June 2017

    The Royal Saudi Navy prevented a possible attack on Saudi oil platforms on Friday, June 16, chasing away two and seizing one weapon-laden boat, according to an official Saudi Press Agency report on Monday. Citing an official source, SPA said three small boats entered Saudi waters in the Arabian Gulf and were headed towards the Marjan oil […]

  • 4 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced it has been awarded a follow on task order (TO) to provide training-related products and services in a variety of disciplines to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), the Naval Force of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD), the […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    During its transit back to Spain after completing a deployment of more than five months in operation Atalanta, the amphibious assault ship ESPS Galicia has made a brief stopover in the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah. The purpose of the visit was to show the ship to the Royal Saudi Navy officials. This event was part […]

  • 2 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to deliver eight high-powered diesel engines to power four frigates for the Royal Saudi Navy. As informed, the purchase is a part of the Saudi Naval Expansion Program II which has been in the works for over a decade with a cost of about $20 billion. The frigates […]

  • 25 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder CMN has launched the first two of a planned 39 high-speed interceptor boats it is building for the Royal Saudi Navy. The launching of the boats, with hull numbers 315 and 316, was announced by the Saudi Arabian defense ministry. The boats will be built and delivered through a transfer of technology agreement […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Spain and Saudi Arabia have finalized a framework agreement which will see Spanish shipbuilder Navantia deliver five Avante 2200 corvettes for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF). The deal, signed during Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s official visit to Spain, is worth around €2 billion (approx. $2.46b), according to media reports. Defense cooperation agreements signed […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The frigate ‘Méndez Núñez’ arrived at Jeddah on April 8th, three days after concluding her deployment in Operation Atalanta. During the port-call, the F-100 frigate welcomed a Royal Saudi Navy delegation accompanied by the president of Navantia Shipyards and other directors of the company. The Commanding Officer of the ‘Méndez Núñez’ briefed the Saudi delegation […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    US defense company Lockheed Martin has contracted naval architecture firm Gibbs & Cox for work on the functional design of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ships. A derivative of the US Navy’s Freedom-variant littoral combat ships, Lockheed Martin’s MMSC was selected to fulfill the Royal Saudi Naval Forces’ (RSNF) multi-mission surface […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia held a steel cutting ceremony at its San Fernando shipyard on January 15 to officially mark the start of construction of the first Royal Saudi Navy Avante 2200 corvette. The ceremony was attended by company officials and representatives from the navies of Saudi Arabia and Spain. The Royal Saudi Naval Forces delegation […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Saudi Naval Force members, in conjunction with, the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) toured the Navy’s only boot camp, Recruit Training Command (RTC), Nov. 7. The visiting group consisted of seven naval officers from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who toured RTC to observe Navy training and see how civilians […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The first of ten future Royal Saudi Arabian Navy MH60-R Seahawk helicopters landed at Naval Station Mayport on October 2. Saudi pilots and crew are expected to spend the next three years training with HSM 40, a helicopter squadron based out of Naval Station Mayport. “This is an exciting day!” said Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Miller, […]

  • 13 August 2018

    After three months at the helm of Combined Task Force 150, the UK Royal Navy handed over command of the international counter-terrorism task force to the Royal Saudi Navy. Commodore Steve Moorhouse – soon to be the first commanding officer of new carrier HMS Prince of Wales – stood down from Combined Task Force 150 with Commodore […]

  • 19 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine has started construction of the Royal Saudi Navy’s first Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ship. The “cut steel” ceremony took place on October 24. Delivered by Lockheed Martin as prime contractor, the 4,000-metric-ton MMSCs were ordered in 2017 under a foreign military sales deal. The program manager for the US Navy’s […]

  • 3 May 2018

    OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has been selected to provide its Integrated Bridge and Navigation System (IBNS) for the first four ships of the Royal Saudi Navy’s (RSN) Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) program. As informed, OSI will build and deliver a military grade system for the MMSC program based on the system designed for the US […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    A keel-laying ceremony held in Cadiz, Spain, has marked the start of assembly works on the Royal Saudi Navy’s first Avante 2200 corvette. The ships are built by SAMI Navantia Naval Industries (SAMINavantia), a joint venture between Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Navantia S.A. The keel-laying milestone was achieved eight months after first steel […]

  • 31 January 2017

    A Saudi Arabian Navy frigate was attacked by Houthi rebels off the coast of Yemen on January 30. Initial reports claimed the damage was inflicted by an anti-ship missile fired from land, similarly to what happened in October last year when UAE Navy vessel HSV Swift was hit by a modified C802 cruise missile in […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Sandown-class minehunters, one from the Royal Navy, one from the Royal Saudi Navy, recently completed two days of training in the Arabian Gulf. Royal Navy’s HMS Bangor was on a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdul Aziz Naval Base (KANB) located 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) southeast of Jubail, Saudi Arabia. During the visit, […]

  • 10 February 2012
    Training & Education

    A port stop in Saudi Arabia gave personnel on board a Royal Navy warship the rare chance to train alongside the kingdom’s Special Maritime Border Security Unit. Type-23 frigate HMS Somerset is currently on maritime security operations in the Middle East working alongside Saudi Arabian authorities to ensure free and safe passage for ships in […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has authorized French shipbuilder CMN to start construction of three FS56 patrol boats for the Royal Saudi Navy, French La Tribune reported citing sources. The contract is valued at EUR250 million. The vessels were supposed to be delivered to Lebanon and paid for by Riyadh under a $3 billion aid package. […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The “suicide boats” used by Yemen’s Houthi fighters during the recent attack on Royal Saudi Navy frigate Al-Madinah were actually unmanned boats, a U.S. Navy Vice Admiral told Defense News in a recent interview. Official reports from the January 30 incident said the frigate was attacked by three boats with Houthi fighters on board. Of the […]

  • 6 December 2018

    The Royal Saudi Naval Force (RNSF) handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) CTF150 to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in a change of command ceremony at the CMF headquarters in Bahrain on December 6. Commodore Darren Garnier RCN took command from Commodore Al-Shahrani RSNF. The ceremony was presided over by Commodore Steve Dainton […]

  • 4 September 2015

    The Royal Saudi Naval Forces have handed over command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), Combined Task Force (CTF) 152 to Kuwait. The ceremony, held in Bahrain, saw Captain Suliman Al-Enazi transfer command to Colonel Mohammad Aleid, Kuwait Naval Force. The change of command ceremony was overseen by Vice Admiral John W Miller, Commander Combined […]

  • 13 July 2015

    In June 2015, French Ship (FS) Var, which is hosting CTF-150 commander Captain Crignola and his staff, stopped in Jeddah for a three days port visit. This was the opportunity for Captain Crignola to meet with several representatives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Navy, as part of a regional engagement program to improve maritime […]

  • 14 June 2018

    A United Arab Emirates Navy vessel has reportedly been attacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels during a Saudi-led coalition attack on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. The Yemeni rebel group issued a statement on their official website on June 13 claiming the Yemeni Navy prevented an amphibious landing operation by striking a navy vessel with two […]

  • 22 May 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Navigation and surveillance systems manufacturer Kelvin Hughes announced it has been selected by bridge integrator OSI Maritime Systems Ltd (OSI) to supply its SharpEye solid-state naval radar sensors for installation on board Lockheed Martin’s LCS 27 and four LCS-based Multi Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) vessels for Saudi Arabia. Working with OSI, Kelvin Hughes is providing […]

  • 13 March 2015

    Admiral Abdullah Sultan Alsultan, Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces has paid an official visit to different units and facilities of the Spanish Navy and Navantia in Ferrol. Upon his arrival, he was greeted by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral General Jaime Muñoz-Delgado. After the military honors he signed in the Visitors’ Book […]

  • 1 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Five Royal Navy sailors are drawing on five centuries of British seafaring expertise to share their knowledge with the next generation of men who will go to sea with the Royal Saudi Navy. The Britons train Saudi students at the King Fahd Naval Academy in Jubail in the basics of the seamanship, leadership and naval […]

  • 19 September 2013

    British warships have taken part in their first major exercise in the Persian Gulf since passing through the Suez Canal last week. Three Royal Navy ships – fleet flagship HMS Bulwark, helicopter and commando carrier HMS Illustrious and Type 23 frigate HMS Westminster – joined with 3 warships from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and […]