The Royal Saudi Naval Forces held a floating ceremony at the Navantia shipyard in Spain for the fourth Saudi ship in the Sarawat program, a Corvette Avanti 2200.
Under the patronage of the Commander of the Saudi Naval Forces, Lieutenant-General Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili, and in the presence of the Saudi Ambassador to Spain, Azzam bin Abdul Karim Al-Qain, and many senior officers from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, the Saudi ship, named His Majesty the King “Jazan,” was launched.
“The Sarawat project will contribute to boosting the level of readiness of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, enhancing maritime security in the region, and safeguarding the Kingdom’s essential strategic interests,” stated Lieutenant-General Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili on the occasion.
The Sarawat project’s ships, according to the Saudi Press Agency “SPA,” are differentiated by having “the most advanced fighting systems to deal with all marine threat,s, surface and subsurface, as well as electronic warfare that exceeds many of the world’s navies.
“The Sarawat project ships are a fantastic complement to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces’ capabilities to preserve the interests of the nation’s marine,” the agency said.
“His Majesty King Jazan’s s Sarawat project includes crew training, training paraphernalia, logistical services, and subsequent long-term technical and logistical support,” the statement said.
“His Majesty King Jazan’s s Sarawat project includes crew training, training paraphernalia, logistical services, and subsequent long-term technical and logistical support.”
All other ships in the Sarawat project will be equipped with the first Saudi battle management system “100% “, known as “HAZEM packets,” which was designed by national hands and an integrated work team as part of the “Sami Navantia” company’s purpose inside the “Avante 2200” project.