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

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

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

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