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Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Saudi Arabia: Pentagon offers on advanced naval systemsnote

Saudi Minister of Defense Prince Khaled Bin Salman visited Washington on 30/10/2023, and was accompanied by Saudi Armed Forces General Fayyadh Al-Ruwaili and Assistant Defense Minister for Executive Affairs Khaled Al-Bayari.

On the sidelines of this visit, Al-Ruwaili and Al-Bayari are said to have met with Pentagon officials and discussed cooperation in the field of unmanned naval and aerial systems.

This note provides a comprehensive overview of the following:

- The offers being prepared by the Pentagon for the Saudi Royal Naval Forces (RSNF)

- Washington’s stance on supplying the RSNF with advanced unmanned naval and aerial systems

- The Saudi Ministry of Defense’s commitment to diversifying the supply of unmanned naval and aerial systems

The note also delves into the Kingdom’s stance on the U.S. Navy’s recent increased military presence in the Arabian Sea, the Red Sea, and the Mediterranean, ever since the Gaza War started.


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