2004 News Story

Kingdom takes possession of new naval frigate

Commander of the Kingdom’s naval forces Lt.-General Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Muhammad today received and hoisted the Saudi flag over the vessel ‘Makkah’, the second in the Al-Sawari-II naval project, in a ceremony at the French naval base in the city of Toulon, France. The ‘Makkah’ is one of the most modern frigates, designed for low radar detection, equipped with advanced weaponry, and able to undertake a number of tasks in turbulent sea conditions.