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Saudi Arabia: First corvette launched in Spain

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has launched the first of five corvettes it is building for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) in what is known as the Al-Sarawat project. A ceremony was held in San Fernando shipyard on 22 July, attended by RSNF commander Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily. The ribbon on the 104-metre Al-Jubail was cut by Captain Abdullah Al-Shehri, before the corvette slid down the slipway into the water.

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