Badr-class corvette

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Saudi Arabian missile corvette Tabuk (618) underway during Operation Desert Shield.jpg
Saudi Arabian missile corvette Tabuk (618) underway during Operation Desert Shield
Class overview
Name: Badr class
Builders: Tacoma Boatbuilding, Tacoma, Washington, United States
Operators:  Royal Saudi Navy
In commission: 1981-present
Building: 4
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Corvette
Displacement: 1,038 tons
Length: 245 ft (75 m)
Beam: 31 ft 6 in (9.60 m)
Draught: 8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
Installed power: 1 GE LM-2500 gas turbine
Propulsion: 2 MTU 12V652 TB91 diesels
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 75
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radars
    • Lockheed SPS-40B (Air search)
    • ISC Cardion SPS-55 (surface search)
    • Sperry Mk 92 (fire control)
  • Sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
SQ-32(V)1 ESM

The Badr class is a class of corvette built by the United States and operated by the Saudi Navy. The class has been relegated to a coastal defence role following the modernisation of the Saudi fleet. There are four vessels in service; Badr, Al Yarmook, Hitteen and Tabuk.


Watts, Anthony J. (2006). Jane's Warship Recognition Guide. HarperCollins Publishers. p. 258. ISBN 0-00-718327-5. 

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External image
Photo of RSN Badr (612)