The Saudi Navy was previously reported to have decided to purchase light submarines for underwater surveillance and to counter warships in the Gulf and the Red Sea regions.
The Saudi MoD is now carefully considering potential cooperation with Asian and European shipbuilders to enhance the capabilities of the RSNF, especially in the field of submarines.
Tactical Report has prepared a report (319 words) to highlight this matter, including:
- The position of Saudi Minister of Defense Prince Khaled Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz on the competition between foreign shipbuilders
- Several Asian and European shipbuilders the Saudi MoD approached
- The Saudi conditions to proceed with the talks
The report also mentions the stance of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman on expanding defense relations with a European country.