Spain: new Saudi corvette set for delivery in 2021

https://www.janes.com/article/84504/first-new-saudi-corvette-set-for-delivery-in-2021 There were fears in September of a possible cancellation of the EUR1.8 billion (USD2.1 billion) order because of a ban on Spain selling laser-guided bombs to the Saudis, which was overturned within a week. However, Fernández Guerrero assured members of parliament (MPs) on 7 November that work would start on the ships in January …

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For the second year in a row, Spain has shattered its own record for weapons exports

For the second year in a row, Spain has shattered its own record for weapons exports. The country sold military equipment worth €4.3 billion last year, a 7.3% rise from 2016. The rise is part of a global increase in weapons transfers that began in the early 2000s, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. …