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Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Navantia launch ‘SAMI Navantia Naval Industries’

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Navantia S.A. announced the launch of their joint venture, ‘SAMI Navantia Naval Industries,’ following the agreement signed by both parties to design and build 5 Avante 2200 corvettes with Combat Management System for the Ministry of Defense of Saudi Arabia.

The realization of this deal came about during the visit of H.R.H. Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, and Minister of Defense to the Spanish capital in April this year. 

The signing that took place yestrday, Tuesday, 6th of Novmber and the offical launch of the new joint venture was made by H.E. Ahmed Al-Khateeb, Chairman of SAMI, and Gonzalo Mateo-Guerrero Alcázar, Chief Operating Officer of Navantia S.A., along with officials from both entities.  

With a strategic focus on building local capacities, SAMI Navantia Naval Industries will focus on program management and naval combat system integration, system engineering and architecture, hardware design, and software ‎development, testing and verification, prototyping, simulation, and modelling, in addition to the installation and integration of combat systems on the last two vessels of the Avante 2200 project, as well as the logistical support and training programs. 

The launch of this project comes in line with the announcement of H.R.H. Prince Mohammed bin Salman to localize 50% of the total military spending by 2030, and the new joint venture will contribute to maintaining the readiness of the Saudi military fleet. In addition, it will create jobs and training opportunities for Saudi youth and augment the participation of Saudi nationals in the industry. 

Gonzalo Mateo-Guerrero Alcázar, Chief Operating Officer, Navantia S.A., said: “ “Navantia is proud of being the first company to sign a binding Joint Venture with SAMI. The creation of this partnership will allow both parties to develop opportunities, both in Arabia and internationally.”



Complete and Integral Scope of Supply

The final stage of the fourth and fifth corvettes will be developed in Saudi Arabia by the Joint Venture agreed by Navantia and Saudi Arabian Military Industries.  

The Avante 2200 corvettes have been adapted to the Royal ‎Saudi Naval Forces requirements, providing high-end performances, including excellent ‎seaworthiness, high survivability, as well as the capability to operate in the extreme ‎temperatures of the region, all within an optimized lifecycle cost.‎

The contract includes other services into the scope of supply as ‎integrated logistics support, operational and maintenance training, delivery of a training ‎centre for the ships’ combat management system and Integrated Platform Management ‎System, through-life support (TLS), and the Naval Base maintenance systems.‎ 

The Avante 2200 corvettes have been adapted to the Royal ‎Saudi Naval Forces requirements, providing high-end performances, including excellent ‎seaworthiness, high survivability, as well as the capability to operate in the extreme ‎temperatures of the region, all within an optimized lifecycle cost.‎

The contract includes other services into the scope of supply as ‎integrated logistics support, operational and maintenance training, delivery of a training ‎centre for the ships’ combat management system and Integrated Platform Management ‎System, through-life support (TLS), and the Naval Base maintenance systems.‎ 



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