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

Raytheon Awarded $65 Million to Provide Phalanx CIWS Technical Support Services to Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Others

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $64,607,900 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for design agent engineering and technical support services for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), SeaRAM, and Land-based Phalanx Weapon System.  CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses.  CIWS […]

Lockheed Awarded $12 Million to Provide Logistics Support for Saudi and Polish Mk 92 Fire Control Systems

Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded an $11,815,569 cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity modification to a previously awarded contract (N63394-13-D-1301) to incorporate an additional quantity of labor hours procured under the basic contract in accordance with the maximum quantity limitations identified in the contract.  The work to be performed will provide engineering and logistics […]

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 […]