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Royal Saudi Navy (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 23 Fleet Units


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The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Royal Saudi Navy (2024). 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




Total Hulls: 23

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TvR
10.7
TrueValue Rating takes incorporates strengths/weaknesses matched against the highest-rated service ( USN (323.9).
Global Rank
36 /39
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMW. 39 total naval services from 39 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Carriers: 0 units
Submarines: 0 units
Fleet Core: 23 units
Amphib Asslt: 0 units
Force Balance

FAIR

Fleet focuses on a portion of basic requirements though generally lacking in key areas.

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Established
1960
(64 yrs ago)
as the "Royal Saudi Navy"
Median Hull Age
36.8
Years
Hull Age Visualization

Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15yrs

16 to 25yrs

26 to 30yrs

>30yrs




Frigates (7)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
22yrs
Al Riyadh
812
La Fayette-class
21yrs
Makkah
814
La Fayette-class
20yrs
Dammam
816
La Fayette-class
39yrs
Al Madinah
702
Al Madinah-class
39yrs
Hofouf
704
Al Madinah-class
39yrs
Abha
706
Al Madinah-class
39yrs
Taif
708
Al Madinah-class

Total Units: 7 (30%)


NOTES: The French-originated La Fayette-class operates as the Al Riyadh-class in the Royal Saudi Navy.




Corvettes (4)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than frigates but larger than OPVs, capable of operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
43yrs
Badr
612
Badr-class
42yrs
Al Yarmook
614
Badr-class
42yrs
Hitteen
616
Badr-class
41yrs
Tabuk
618
Badr-class

Total Units: 4 (17%)




Mine Warfare (3)


Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
33yrs
Al Jawf
420
Sandown-class
31yrs
Shaqra
422
Sandown-class
30yrs
Al Kharj
424
Sandown-class

Total Units: 3 (13%)




Offshore Patrol Vessels (9)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
44yrs
As-Siddiq
511
Al Saddiq-class
43yrs
Al-Farouq
513
Al Saddiq-class
43yrs
Abdul-Aziz
515
Al Saddiq-class
43yrs
Faisal
517
Al Saddiq-class
42yrs
Khalid
519
Al Saddiq-class
42yrs
Amr
521
Al Saddiq-class
42yrs
Tariq
523
Al Saddiq-class
42yrs
Ouqbah
525
Al Saddiq-class
42yrs
Abu Obaidah
527
Al Saddiq-class

Total Units: 9 (39%)




On Order (9)


Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

Unnamed Ship
Frigate
Unnamed Ship
Frigate
Unnamed Ship
Frigate
Unnamed Ship
Frigate
Al Jubail
Corvette
Al Diriyah
Corvette
Hail
Corvette
Jazan
Corvette
Unaizah
Corvette

Total Units: 9


On Order Commitment: 9 Units


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