Al Jubail-class corvette (Avante 2000)

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Basic information

Type:
Operators:
Country of build:
Builder:
Planned:
5
Completed:
1
In service:
2022 – present (No years)

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2,419 t
Length:
99 m
Beam:
13.6 m
Draft:
3.8 m

Machine

Propulsion system:
Propulsion:
  • 4 * MTU 12V-1163-TB93 rated at 4,440 kW (5,950 hp) each
  • 2 * shaft with Wärtsilä 5C11 CP propeller
Speed:
22 knots
Range:
3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Personnel

Complement:
60
Embarked units:
32

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Leonardo Kronos NV 3D multifunctional radar
  • Thales Mirador EOTS
  • Thales Vigile 100 ESM
  • Thales Scout Mk2 LPI
  • Thales Sting 1.2
  • Thales TACTICOS CMS
Armament:
  • 1 * Oto Melara 76 mm ('A' position)
  • 1 * Oerlikon Millennium 35 mm Naval Revolver Gun System
  • 4 * 12.7 mm machine guns
  • 16-cell Mk 41 VLS
  • 64 * RIM-162 ESSM
  • 8 * RGM-84 Harpoon block II anti-ship missiles
  • 2 * 3 torpedo tubes
Aircraft:
  • Flight deck, hangar

In July 2018 it was announced that Navantia had signed an agreement with the Royal Saudi Navy for the production of five Avante 2000 corvettes with the last to be delivered by 2022 at a cost of approximately 2 billion Euros.

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia signed a joint-venture agreement with state-owned Saudia Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) to build five corvettes based on Avante 2000 for Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF).Under the agreement, the last vessel must be delivered in 2024, including construction, Life Cycle Support for five years, with an option for another five years. The RSNF variant is called Avante 2200.

The Saudi Arabian variant is a 2,000-ton class vessel capable of performing anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW) and anti-air warfare (AAW). The Al Jubail-class corvette has a maximum range of 4,500 nautical miles, achieving 25 knots powered by four diesel engines in CODAD arrangement.

The Al Jubail-class is fitted with Leonardo SUPER RAPID 76mm main gun, Rheinmetall Air Defence MILLENNIUM 35mm close-in weapon system, four 12.7mm machine guns, 2x3 torpedo tubes, 2x4 anti-ship missiles and 64 ESSM surface-to-air missiles (16-cell Mk 41).

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