The US Navy's future destroyer, known as DDG(X), will need massive power generation capabilities to run advanced sensors, directed energy weapons and propulsion systems.
First of five new Royal Saudi Naval Forces corvettes launched
Spanish shipbuilder Navantia launched the first of five corvettes being manufactured for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces in a ceremony at the San Fernando facility on 22 July.
The Al Jubail has a length of 104m, a beam of 14m and will be able to accommodate 102 crew and additional personnel. The corvette is designed to reach a maximum speed of 27kt and capable of sustaining operations for 21 days.
The corvettes are the latest generation of Navantia-designed combatants and incorporates the CATIZ CMS, DORNA FCS, a 76mm main gun from Leonardo, Rheinmetall 35mm CIWS, MTU propulsion and RENK gearboxes.
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