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News - Saudi Arabia

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military helicopters - multirole

    UH-60M Black Hawk-Saudi Arabia

    At the end of June 2017, Sikorsky had received the green light from the US Army for a five year contract worth $3.8 billion for ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4

    Kozak 5 (Saudi Arabia)

    Programme Background  In 2021, Ukrainian firm Pracktika announced that they had fulfilled an export contract to deliver 60 Kozak-5 armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The ...

  • Tanks

    T-90S (Saudi Arabia)

    Programme Background.  The status of the Saudi Arabian T-90 deal is unclear, it is possible that these tanks may be purchased to replace stocks of ...

  • Tanks

    M1A2S (Saudi Arabia)

    Programme Background Saudi Arabia was the first export customer for the M1A2 Abrams. 315 were delivered between 1993 and 1994 as part of a $1.5 ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4

    Jais 4x4 (Saudi Arabia)

    Programme Background The Saudi Arabian government is aiming to localise 50% of its investment into defence by 2030 in line with the country's Vision 2030 ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4

    Didgori AMEV ( Saudi Arabia - Second Batch)

    Programme Background Saudi Arabia announced that it was evaluating several 4x4 armoured vehicles in 2014 under a programme to acquire new armoured ambulances capable of ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Saudi Arabia National Guard LAV 700

    The Saudi Arabian LAV 700 order is believed to encompass several variants including APC, ambulance, armoured recovery vehicle, command post, ATGM carrier, IFV, VIP transport ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6

    VAB Mk3 6X6 APC

    Based on the number of VAB Mk IIIs estimated to have been delivered to Saudi Arabia between 2016 and 2018, this forecast expects at least ...

  • Military UAS - MALE

    CH-4 - Saudi Arabia

    Programme Background Riyadh had already experience to operate various Chinese-made UAVs, including Wing Loong I,  Wing Loong II and CH-4.   Saudi Arabia was planning to ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6


    While there has been no direct confirmation that Nexter has sold the Titus to Saudi Arabia, it has been confirmed that Nexter has delivered CAESAR ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Anka-S (Saudi Arabia)

    Programme Background Desired Procurement Saudi Arabia has reportedly been in negotiations to procure six Anka UAVs since 2013. It has not been disclosed which Anka ...

  • Transport

    C-130J - Saudi Arabia

    Programme BackgroundOn 20 May 2017, President Donald Trump signed a Memorandum of Intent for $109.7 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, including $5.8 billion for three KC-130J ...

  • Light attack, Trainer

    Hawk Mk 165 Advanced Jet Trainer- Saudi Arabia

    The fleet will be used to train Saudi pilots before they transition to the Eurofighter Typhoon and F-15 in service with RSAF.  Under the Saudi-British Defence Cooperation Programme, ...

  • Patrol boats

    Egypt 40m Patrol and Coast Defence Boats

    Programme Background Saudi Arabia originally ordered 35 patrol vessels from Germany consisting of 33 of Lürssen's 40m coast patrol boats (CPVs) and two CPV 60 ...

  • Patrol boats

    Egypt CPV 60

    Programme Background Saudi Arabia originally ordered 35 patrol vessels from Germany consisting of 33 of Lürssen's 40m coast patrol boats (CPVs) and two CPV 60 ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Air: fixed-wing flight simulators

    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Training Services

    Working in Saudi Arabia, BAE Systems is the prime contractor supplying training solutions. These include managing the design, development, delivery and integration of pilot and ...

  • Air: helicopter flight simulators

    Royal Saudi Land Forces UH-60L OFT

    L3Harris Technologies, under contract with the US Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, is building three UH-60L OFTs and associated systems for ...

  • SH-01

    The SHAHEEN SH-01 is a VTOL UAS manufactured by Prince Sultan Defense in Saudi Arabia. The aircraft is designed for surveillance and reconnaissance purposes. 

  • Fighter - multirole

    Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 2 (Block 8, 8A, 9, 10, 10C, 11, 11C, 15, 15C)

    Under the Typhoon Tranche 2 procurement,  the four European partner nations of Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and the export customer Saudi Arabia took delivery ...

  • Land: battlefield and ground surveillance radar


    The Cymbeline is a phased-array, mortar-locating radar that detects the flight path of a mortar bomb at two points in its trajectory as it passes ...

  • Ship-launched torpedoes, Submarine-launched torpedoes


    The F17 is a wire-guided anti-surface ship torpedo developed for the French Navy and purchased by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The latest version is the F17 ...

  • Transport


    The An-132 is a multipurpose transport aircraft based on the Soviet-era An-32. It is being jointly developed by Antonov and Saudi Arabia's Technology Development and ...

  • Surface-to-surface missiles


    The Qiam-1 is a short-range ballistic missile designed and used by Iran. It is based on the Shahab-2.

  • Corvettes

    Avante 2200

    The Avante 2200 corvettes from Spanish shipbuilder Navantia are currently under construction for Saudi Arabia. A contract was signed for five corvettes to all be ...

  • Light attack

    Hawk 200

    The Hawk 200 is a single-seat light attack iteration of the Hawk 100 (see separate entry) and Advanced Jet Trainer or AJT (see separate entry). ...

  • Sea: sonar systems


    Captas-2, also known as UMS 4229, is a low frequency active and passive variable depth sonar for platforms heavier than 1,500 tons. The Captas-2 is ...

  • Sea: naval surveillance radar

    Jupiter III (DRBV 26D)

    The Jupiter III, also known as DRBV 26D, is a French air surveillance radar that can be installed on medium to large surface ships. Being ...

  • Military UGVs


    The aunav.NEXT, first presented in November 2013, was developed in collaboration with the Spanish National Police Corps for countering IED and CBRN threats. In March ...

  • Mine-protected vehicles


    The Oshkosh 4x4 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) family of vehicles is designed to provide high levels of protection and mobility in off-road combat environments such ...

  • Self-propelled rocket launchers


    Since the Artillery Saturation Rocket System (ASTROS) entered service with the Brazilian Army in 1983, more than 180 launchers have been produced by Avibras for ...