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Analysis: Saudi Arabia - A close customer (part 3 - maritime)

18th December 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


We come to the last part on Saudi Arabia's defence relationship with the West, the maritime domain. This is less high profile than the land and air but naval platforms have a high dollar price tag and require just as significant an industrial relationship.

The Royal Saudi Navy is planning to procure new destroyers that have a ballistic missile defence capability as well as standard anti-air warfare role. US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers from Huntington Ingalls are thought to be favoured although the smaller FREMM frigate from France and F-100 from Spain are also under consideration. A decision is

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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