Pakistan) to monitor the Saudi's opponents including Iranian backed Houthi rebels in Yemen and
subsequently seconding them to Pakistani submarines.
= ordering lower cost, quickly built (by 2020?), S20s or at least refurbished Type 035 Mings from
China (see next article about the Saudi increasingly looking at China as a weapons source)
= ordering medium sized subs from Europe or South Korea for delivery by the mid 2020s.
= asking Italy or South Korea to build minisubs (by 2020) 2 x 200 ton (Dolgorae type) or 400 ton
HDS-400 minisubs .
= UUVs from US or Europe - ready soonest 2018 and at lowest cost? (mainly for radio intercept