Badr Class (PCG-1)

Operator: Saudi Arabia
Status: In Service
Number: 4
Ships: 612 Badr
614 Al-Yarmook
616 Hitteen
618 Tabuk
Acquired: 1981-1983
General Specs:
Country of origin: United States
Class: Corvette
Manufacturer: Tacoma Boatbuilding Company
Introduced: 1980
Displacement: 903 tons (1038 tons full load)
Length: 245 ft (74.7 m)
Beam: 31.5 ft (9.6 m)
Draft: 8.5 ft (2.6 m)
Hull Material:
Propullsion: 2 x diesel engines
1 x LM2500 gas turbine
Speed: 34.5 mph (30 knots)
Range: 4,603 miles (4000 nm)
Fuel Capacity:
Crew: 58
Guns: 1 x 76mm OTO Melara gun
1 x 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS)
2 x 20mm Anti-Aircraft guns
2 x 40mm grenade launchers
Anti-ship: 8 x RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles
Other: 2 x triple 324mm torpedoes
1 x 81mm mortar
Radar/Sensors: SPS-40B 2-D air search radar
SQS-56/DE1160B hull mounted sonar
MK92 gun control system
Defense/Countermeasures: SLQ-32 V1 electronic warfare system

State Department Approves $154.9 Million Sale of Upgraded Phalanx CIWS to the Royal Saudi Navy

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) Block 1B Baseline 2 Kits, equipment, training, and logistics support. The estimated cost is $154.9 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of […]