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Discussion in 'Arab Defence Forum' started by Horus, Sep 17, 2010.
JEDDAH: Eighteen trainees from 17 countries took part in the eighth international training course hosted by Border Guards to dispense advice on enforcing the law at sea.
The course is organized by the Ministry of Interior in cooperation with the International Maritime Organization at the Mohammed bin Naif Academy for Maritime Science and Security Studies in Jeddah.
Running until Aug. 24, the course aims to develop knowledge and enhance trainees’ maritime security skills.
A Border Guards spokesman said that there was one trainee from Bahrain and 17 from other signatory states to the Jeddah amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct 2017.
The amendment to the code on tackling maritime piracy in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden covers transnational organized crime and suppressing maritime terrorism.
A workshop will also be held to discuss and approve ways of implementing the Jeddah amendment.
Summary of some recent contracts and MOUs of the Royal Saudi Navy inline with the Saudi Vision 2030
8 American MMSC frigate 4000 tons with 32 launch cells loaded with ESSM missiles
5 ADA-class Turkish frigates 3000-3800 tons
5 Gowind French Corvettes 2500-3500 tons
5 Spanish Navantia Corvettes 2500-3000 tons
3 French FS-56 boats equipped with Simbac Rc, a short-range land-to-air system made by "MBDA"
6 P-8 Poseidon armed long-range maritime patrol aircraft for anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW) and shipping interdiction, along with an early warning self-protection (EWSP) ability known as (ESM)
An open-number of the maritime patrol aircrafts AN-132 naval version for (ASW) and (ASUW)
20 Naval MH-60R Romeo Helicopters for (ASW) and (ASUW)
10 US reconnaissance drone helicopters for warships
Deals of armed patrol boats of the Navy and Border Guard with lengths from 20 - 68 m
100 American patrol boats
100 German patrol boats
30 French fast patrol boats
18 Zamil fast patrol boats
All these procurements include full and partial technology transfer..And the construction of advanced local marine ship building infrastructure for the military manufacturing of a number of vessels and systems that have been contracted..
Saudis need to go for Submarines as fast as they can
Do you have an Arabic source for that?
Agree..but there might be something going on.. there are some Saudi trainees in Malaysia if I remember well.. and rumours about the German Type 216 design made in the US..and all Saudis agree that it is a requirement.. I think that the Saudi Royal Navy is slow in its procurements but when they are finalised, we find some of the best fitting systems to its needs.. So it is not bad to be a bit patient to get the best tailor made systems.. Look at the Pakistani deal for the 8 Chinese submarines.. everyone think that the schedule for delivery is very long.. but one can be sure they are going to be some of the best conventional subs out there..
It is a compilation from many sources.. it is all public domain information..
There is a Saudi policy for any military system to be purchased there need be ToT, I am sure you have heard about it before.. I think Turkey too has a similar policy in arms procurements..
Links related to Ada class?
"The I-class frigate now going to Saudi Arabia is variant of the Ada-class corvette with a longer hull (by 14 meters) and heavier displacement (3,000-tons vs. 2,400-tons). It has similar anti-submarine warfare capabilities but also features a vertical launch system for a medium-range surface-to-air missile. It has 16 additional sub-sonic anti-ship missiles compared to eight on the Ada-class vessel."
I think you can repost, can't you?
I just did..but don't count on it too much.. do your search on the net to find out..
Oh, I didn't see your editing but do you have Arabic sources regarding it as well?
The Saudi State Security ... The graduation of the Mountain lions Battalion
Saudi Arabian F-15SA equipped with 12 AIM-120s and what appears to be a Sniper XR and a FLIR pod undergoing testing in Nevada. Also looks like it's uniquely equipped with General Electric engines which are RARELY seen on the F-15. Must've been a special request by the Saudi Air Force.