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Saudi Navy Receives New Batch of French-Made Speed Interceptor Boats

Saudi Navy Receives New Batch of French-Made Speed Interceptor Boats

Monday, 21 September, 2020 - 04:45
The Saudi Navy received new batches of the French-Made Speed Interceptor Boats. (SPA)

Commander of the Saudi Royal Naval Forces Lieutenant General Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili presided on Sunday over the delivery of the second and third batches of the French-made Speed Interceptor Boats HS132.


The vessels, which were delivered during a ceremony in the eastern al-Khafji area, were manufactured in part at France’s CMN, while the remaining parts were produced at plants in the Kingdom.


The delivery is part of the joint cooperation between Saudi Arabia and France in military manufacturing and cooperation.


Al-Ghufaili lauded the “unlimited support to the armed forces shown by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.”


The new vessels will help raise the capabilities of the navy and improve regional marine security, he stressed.


The vessels will join the various units in the eastern fleet and help in protecting the Kingdom’s vital and strategic interests, he said.


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