Saudi RSNF, Spain and Isaac Peral S-81 submarines

Last Tuesday (15/6/21), Saudi Defense Attaché at the Saudi Embassy in Madrid Colonel Saleh Al-Ghufaili paid a visit to Spanish shipbuilder Navantia’s shipyard in the port city of Cartagena, to examine the specifications and capabilities of Navantia’s Isaac Peral S-81-class submarine.

Meanwhile, there is talk that ever since Saudi Arabia and Navantia signed a deal in 2018 for the purchase of 5 Avante 2200-class corvettes in favor of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), the Spanish Ministry of Defense has made constant efforts to market the  S-81 submarine.

Is the Saudi Ministry of Defense interested in acquiring this submarine?

Tactical Report answers this question and more in the following 322-word report.

[Partly reproduced in TR Weekly 28/26 – June 25, 2021]

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