19 noiembrie 2019

Steel cut for first Saudi Navy MMSC combat ship


zoom Photo: Lockheed Martin US shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine has started construction of the Royal Saudi Navy’s first Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ship.The “cut steel” ceremony took place on October 24.Delivered by Lockheed Martin as prime contractor, the 4,000-metric-ton MMSCs were ordered in 2017 under a foreign military sales deal.The program manager for the US Navy’s International Small Combatants Program Office (PMS 525), Todd Tompkins, observed that “in this shipyard [...]