Awadh Maneh al-Qahtani – “Al Jazeera”:
Yesterday, Saturday, the Royal Saudi Naval Forces concluded the training program for the crew of His Majesty the King’s ship “Al-Jubail” in the city of San Fernando in the Kingdom of Spain, the first combat ship of the “Sarvat” project, which Includes design and construction of five naval ships with qualitative capabilities to deal with combat missions. High caliber and efficiency.
The training program for His Majesty the King of Jubail’s contingent consisted of three main phases. The first phase began in the United Kingdom and lasted forty-six weeks; To learn the English language, before moving to the Kingdom of Spain, which hosted the second phase, where in addition to courses in operation, maintenance and coexistence with the ship, basic and advanced courses were offered with the Spanish Navy and the University of Cádiz Had gone. Together with the Spanish Navy and the Navantia company, which builds the ships of the Sarawat project.
The final phase focused on practical exercises at sea for the crew of His Majesty the King’s ship “Al Jubail”.
The training programme, which was conducted in the presence of His Highness the Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Lieutenant-General Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili, culminated in the implementation of His Majesty the King’s ship “Al Jubail” in the Spanish Navy. Operations area in the Gulf of Cádiz, shooting with a MICA missile of the third edition (Block 3). Which works to repel air attacks and identify targets in a self-guided (fire and forget) manner. The missile is also characterized by the ability to deal with all air targets in all different operating conditions.
On the occasion, His Highness the Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces expressed his pride in His Majesty King Jubail’s crew, for their proficiency and capability in the theoretical and practical training and qualification stages as well as for their high capability as a whole. Use the ship’s advanced systems operationally, culminating in the launch of a single missile (MICA), while the missile launch results in a successful strike and destroys the target with full force and capability.
Her Majesty noted that the ship’s crew has completed all the training phases assigned to them in the project, noting that the ship is in the preparatory and preparation phase for sailing to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. becoming the first ship to join the naval fleet from the Sarawat project, which contributes to raising the level of readiness of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces; To enhance maritime security in the region and safeguard the vital and strategic interests of the State.
It is worth noting that the ship of His Majesty the King “Al Jubail”, a corvette-Avant 2200, is the first ship of the “Sarvat” project, which was inaugurated four months ago, and is the latest ship of its type. world, while it has capabilities and capabilities that enable it to deal with all targets in theater operations, whether aerial, surface or subsurface targets.