Sea Platforms

IDEX 2019: SANNI pitching LPD to Saudi navy

19 February 2019

SAMI Navantia Naval Industries (SANNI) has proposed building landing platform dock (LPD) amphibious assault ships for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), the company's CEO said during the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 17 to 21 February.

SANNI was formed as a joint venture between the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Spain's Navantia shipyard to build five corvettes for the RSNF.

CEO Antonio Barbera said the LPD "is one of the proposals we have on the table for the future, knowing the long-term needs of the [Saudi] navy. This is an example that we are not limiting the joint venture to the mission systems and the corvettes, we are here to provide solutions from Saudi Arabia to the Saudi navy".

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