SAMI, Navantia form JV for Avante 2200
Saudi Arabian Military industries (SAMI) has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Navantia for the design and construction of five Avante 2200 corvettes for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, SAMI announced on 19 July.
The programme will begin in autumn 2018 with five units to be delivered by 2022. The JV will focus on programme management and combat system integration and installation, system engineering, system architecture, hardware design, software development, testing and verification, prototyping, simulation, modelling and through-life support.
The agreement also includes integrated logistics support, operational and maintenance training, delivery of a training centre for the ships’ combat management system and integrated platform management system.
Corvettes four and five will be finalised and delivered in Saudi Arabia, where the JV will complete installation, integration and test of the complete combat system.
The Avante 2200 corvettes will be integrated with Navantia’s CATIZ combat management system, HERMESYS integrated communications system, DORNA gun fire-control system, integrated platform management system, MINERVA integrated bridge as well as the engines and reduction gears.
The Avante 2200 corvette is a multirole vessel designed for surveillance and maritime control, SAR and providing assistance to other vessels.
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