Al-Jazeera – SPA:
The Saudi military industry (SAMI) and Spanish company Navantia Marine Industries (SAI) have launched a joint venture called "Industries SAMI Navantia Naval" following an agreement signed by two parties last April to design and build 5 Avanti 2200 combat frigates,
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The ceremony of signing a joint venture was held in Riyadh on Tuesday and was officially launched by HE Ahmed Al Khatib, Chief Operating Officer of Saudi Military Industry and Navantia's Chief Operating Officer, Gonzalo Alcazar, along with officials from both parties.
Joint venture will mainly centralize the production of all aspects of combat combat systems from project management, installation and combining combat systems, engineering and system design, hardware and software development and testing, simulation systems development, integration and integration of combat systems on the last ship in the Spanish project, Kao and logistic support and training programs. The new project is expected to support Saudi military's efforts to address 50% of military spending within the Kingdom of the Visions 2030 by solving all the work on naval combat systems, including the installation and integration of vessels.
The opening of this project comes as a result of Crown Prince's announcement of 50% military spending by 2030. It will also make a significant contribution to strengthening the readiness of armed forces in Saudi Arabia, as well as the creation of employment opportunities and training for Saudi youth, thereby increasing the contribution of Saudi citizens to the industry.
"We are very proud of the confidence of her royal majesty of Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Navantia, and we are committed to cooperating with Saudi military industries and Saudi Arabia in order to support their national security and technical needs," said Navantia Gonzalo Alcazar, chief operating officer of Navantia Gonzalo Alcazar. The fourth and fifth vessels will be launched in Saudi Arabia following a joint venture approved by the Saudi military industry and Navantia.
Considering the design of the Five Avanti 2200 vessels, it has been developed to meet the requirements of the Saudi Royal Navy to ensure high performance, including excellent navigation power, longer lifespan and higher capacity at higher temperatures in the region, all within the cost limit Optimize life cycle of ships.