Saudi Arabia: Riyadh revives deals for warships from France and Turkey

Riyadh appears to have revived two deals to buy warships that had been thought of as dormant or even cancelled. French newspaper La Tribune reported on 2 January that Saudi Arabia was set to move ahead with a €250m ($299m) order for three Combattante FS56 fast attack craft from French shipbuilder CMN. The initial deposit has been paid, it said. 11/01/2017 Issue 1,051 Read More

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