The Saudi Ministry of Defence introduced on 25 October that the primary batch of Couach patrol boats had been delivered to the Royal Saudi Navy Western Fleet. The 22 m patrol boat had arrived at King Faisal Naval Base in Jeddah by 9 September. The Commander of the Western Fleet, Rear Admiral Yahya bin Muhammad Al-Asiri, raised the flag over the primary patrol boat, marking its entry into lively obligation within the fleet, within the presence of the CEO of Couach Florent Battistella. Hyun Soo Lee, LIG Nex1’s govt president of worldwide enterprise, additionally attended the supply ceremony and that the brand new vessels are fitted with trendy high-precision missiles.

The primary 2200 FPB armed with LIG Nex1’s LOGIR for the Royal Saudi Navy.

The brand new FPB 2200 patrol boats that the French shipyard Couach is delivering are armed with LIG Nex1’s Low-Value Guided Imaging Rocket (LOGIR) missile launcher for countering small assault boats. The FPB 2200s have a size of twenty-two,35 meters, a beam of 5,6 meters, and a draft of 1,34 meters. They’re powered by two engines of 1200 HP to achieve a prime velocity of 30 knots. They’ll carry a complement of 8 sailors. The patrol boats embody a classy mixture of digital methods akin to monitoring gadgets, optical/thermal sensors, and maritime navigation that enable them to carry out search, surveillance, and monitoring duties with a extremely smart digital system.


South Korea's Bigung 70-mm Guided Rocket System
South Korea’s Poniard (Bigung) Korean-Low cOst Guided Imaging Rocket (Ok-LOGIR).

The Low-Value Guided Imaging Rocket was a weapons system below growth for the US Navy as a part of ONR’s Low-Value Imaging Terminal Seeker (LCITS) FNC. This system supplied a precision guided 2.75 inch (70 mm) rocket to be used with present Hydra 70 methods in service, as such it has many similarities with the Superior Precision Kill Weapon System program. The LOGIR would information to a place provided by the launching plane, utilizing imaging infrared within the terminal part making it a real fire-and-forget weapon. The South Korean model, designated Ok-LOGIR, is used on the ROK Marine Corps Bigung (Poniard) cellular coastal protection system.

Royal Saudi Navy Receives First Couach FPB 2200 Patrol Boats Armed with LIG Nex1's LOGIR
The Royal Saudi Naval Forces acquired its first Couach FPB 2200 patrol boats on the Jeddah naval base.

Couach has arrange a division devoted to defence {and professional} boats. The corporate intends to change into one of many main suppliers of crafts to navy, customs and different worldwide authorities authorities. Greater than 500 skilled vessels have been delivered. The design workplace, composed of extremely certified engineers and technicians, design and construct ships to fulfill the specs and particular requests of every authorities administration. From boat design to supply, all manufacturing levels are carried out on the shipyard in Gujan-Mestras by Couach groups. The Couach workforce contains 21 workshops, made up of a giant panel of craftsmen.