The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Royal Saudi Navy (2023). The service currently counts 23 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.
Updated: 12/31/2021 | © www.WDMMW.org
Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.
NOTES: The French-originated La Fayette-class operates as the Al Riyadh-class in the Royal Saudi Navy.
Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than frigates but larger than OPVs, capable of operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.
Mine Warfare (3)
Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.
Offshore Patrol Vessels (9)
Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.
On Order (9)
Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).
On Order Commitment: 9 Units
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