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SAUDI ARABIA

NAVY

PRINCIPAL SURFACE COMBATANTS

FFG F-2000S 4 702 Madina 1985 2870t, 115.0x12.5x4.9m, 4diesels(2), 38400hp, 30kts, 8000(15)nm, 179p; 2x4 Otomat Mk2 SSM(8), 1x8 Crotale Navale SAM(26), 1x1-100mm Compact Mk2, 2x2-40mm Breda, 4-533mm TT (4 F17P), 1 AS-365F Dauphin 2 helicopter; CDS: TAVITAC, radar: DRBV-15, Decca 1226, Castor IIB/C, sonar: Diodon TSM2630, Sorel, EW: DR-4000S, Janet, 2x Dagaie Mk2
704 Hofouf 1985
706 Abha 1986
708 Taif 1986
F-3000S 3 812 Al Riyadh 2002 4650t, 133.6x17.2x4.1m, 4diesels(2), 28000hp, 25kts, 7000(15)nm, 191p; 2x4 Exocet MM40 SSM(8), 2x8 Sylver SAM VLS (16 Aster-15), 1x1-76mm OTOBreda, 2x1-20mm Giat, 2x1-12.7mm MG, 4-533mm TT (4 F17P), 1 AS-332C Super Puma or 2 AS-365F Dauphin 2 helicopters; CDS: SENIT 7, radar: DRBV-26C, 2x Decca 1226, Arabel, Castor-2UJ, sonar: Spherion, CAPTAS 20, EW: DR-3000S2, Salamandre, Altesse, TRC281, 2x Dagaie
814 Makkah 2004
816 Al Dammam 2004
FSG Tacoma 4 612 Badr 1981 1040t, 74.7x9.6x2.7m, 1gas turbine/2diesels(2), 23000/3470hp, 30kts, 4000(20)nm, 58p; 2x4 Harpoon SSM(8), 1x1-76mm Mk75, 1x6-20mm Phalanx, 2x1-20mm Oerlikon, 1x1-81mm mortar, 2x1-40mm Mk19 GL, 2x3-324mm TT (6 Mk46); radar: SPS-40B, Mk92, SPS-55, sonar: SQS-56, EW: SLQ-32(V)1, 2x SRBOC
614 Al Yarmook 1982
616 Hitten 1982
618 Tabuk 1983

PATROL AND COASTAL COMBATANTS

PFM US 58m 9 511 Al Siddiq 1980 480t, 58.1x8.1x2.0m, 1gas turbine/2diesels, 23000/3470hp, 38kts, 2900(14)nm, 38p; 2x2 Harpoon SSM(4), 1x1-76mm Mk75, 1x6-20mm Phalanx, 2x1-20mm Oerlikon, 2x1-81mm mortars, 2x1-40mm Mk19 GL; radar: Mk92, SPS-55, EW: SLQ-32(V)1, 2x SRBOC
513 Al Farouq 1981
515 Abdul Aziz 1981
517 Faisal 1981
519 Khalid 1982
521 Amr 1982
523 Tariq 1982
525 Oqbah 1982
527 Abu Obaidah 1982

MINE WARFARE

MCC MSC322 4 412 Addiriyah 1978 407t, 46.6x8.2x2.5m, 2diesels, 1200hp, 13kts, 39p; 1x1-20mm Mk67, mechanical, acoustic and magnetic minesweeping gears; radar: SPS-55, sonar: SQQ-14
414 Al Quysumah 1978
416 Al Wadeeah 1978
418 Safwa 1978
MHO Sandown 3 420 Al Jawf 1991 484t, 52.5x10.5x2.3m, 2diesels, 1500hp, 13kts, 3000(12)nm, 34p+6; 1x2-30mm Emerlec, 2 PAP-104 USV, decompression chamber; CDS: Nautis-M, radar: type 1007, sonar: type 2093, EW: Shiploc, 2x SRBOC
422 Shaqra 1993
424 Al Kharj 1994

AMPHIBIOUS

LCU LCU1646 4 212 Al Qiaq 1976 375t, 41.1x8.8x1.9m, 4diesels(2), 1000hp, 11kts, 1200(8)nm, 14p; 2x1-20mm Oerlikon; 3MBT or 350troops or 170t cargo; radar: LN-66
214 As Sulayel 1976
216 Al Ula 1976
218 Afif 1976

LOGISTIC AND SUPPORT

AORH Durance 2 902 Boraida 1984 11200t, 135.0x18.7x7.0m, 2diesels, 18200hp, 20.5kts, 7000(15)nm, 129p+12; 2x2-40mm OTOBreda, 2 SA-365F Dauphin 2 or 1 AS-332C Super Puma helicopters; 4350t diesel oil, 350t aviation fuel, 140t fresh water, 100t provision, 100t ammunition, 70t spare parts, 1x2 underway replenishment station (liquid and dry cargo), 2 cranes; radar: 2x Decca 1226
904 Yunbou 1985
RY Al Yamana 1 - Al Yamana 1981 1660t, 82.0x13.0x3.3m, 2diesels, 6000hp, 19kts, 42p; 1 AS-332C Super Puma helicopter; 56passengers; radar
Abdul Aziz 1 - Abdul Aziz 1983 5200t, 147.0x18.0x4.9m, 2diesels, 15600hp, 22kts, 65p; 1 Bell 206B helicopter; 64passengers; radar
Al Aziziah 1 - Al Aziziah 1985 115t, 27.4x9.1x1.9(5.2)m, 2gas turbines/2diesels, 9000/900hp, 46kts, 1500(15)nm; 2x(Stinger SAM + x3-20mm Sea Vulcan) (2 missiles); radar

BASES

HQ Riyadh
Bases Jubail, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Wajh, Ras al Mishab, Ras al Ghar, Azizam (Coast Guard)

NAVAL AVIATION

Ship-based 15 AS-565SA Panther, 12 AS-532B/AS-332F Super Puma, 13 Bell 406CS Combat Scout

AVIATION OF ARMY

Land-based combat capable 12 AH-64 Apache

AVIATION OF AIR FORCE

Land-based combat capable 66 F-15C Eagle, 18 F-15D Eagle, 15 Tornado ADV, 22 F-5B Freedom Fighter/F-5F Tiger II/RF-5E Tigereye, 4 Typhoon, 70 F-15S Eagle, 85 Tornado IDS, 5 E-3A Sentry

AVIATION OF BORDER GUARD

Land-based combat capable 6 AS-332F Super Puma

COAST GUARD

PATROL AND COASTAL COMBATANTS

PFI Al Jouf 4 351 Al Jouf 1989 210t, 38.6x8.0x1.9m, 3diesels, 11250hp, 38kts, 1700(15)nm, 20p; 2x1-20mm Oerlikon, 2x1-12.7mm MG; radar: Decca 1290A, Decca S1690
352 Turaif 1989
353 Hail 1989
354 Najran 1989

LOGISTIC AND SUPPORT

AX Tebuk 1 - Tebuk 1977 750t, 60.0x10.0x2.5m, 2diesels, 5260hp, 20kts, 3900(12)nm, 24p+36; 1x1-20mm Oerlikon; radar: Decca 1226
AO Al Forat 3 - Al Forat   233t, 28.7x6.5x2.1m, 2diesels, 12kts, 500(12)nm; ~100t fuel; radar: Decca 110
- Al Nil  
- Dajlah  

 

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2010