In Kiev at the shipyard Forge on rybalskaya, the laying of two combat boats for the naval forces of Ukraine. This reports the press center of the Navy command on the page in Facebook on Friday, February 8.
"Laid today by the order of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine armored artillery boat project 58155 (MAC Gyurza-M – ed.) and amphibious assault boat project 58503 (BDSC centaur-LK – ed.) will complement the defence forces of the territorial sea of Ukraine", – said the commander of the Ukrainian Navy Admiral Ihor Voronchenko while laying boats.
He noted that this bookmark is the eighth corps MBAC and the third case RISK in the framework of the program.
"Boats of this type have proven themselves in the sea and rivers, is an agile and effective combat units," - said I. Voronchenko.
It is expected that the construction of the mortgaged boats will last about four months.
Boat Gyurza-M – fully-armored, it is armed with cannon, machine gun and missile systems. Its displacement 51.1 tons, cruising speed – 25 knots, the crew – five people, an independent cruising range of 900 miles.
Boat centaur is a further development of the line of boats Viper and Viper-M Displacement – 47 tons, the maximum speed is 50 knots; cruising range – at least 500 miles; desktopmetronome – up to 32 people. The option of arming involves the installation of two launchers for 80-mm jet systems of volley fire; two combat modules with machine guns by caliber 12.7 mm and 40 mm grenade launcher; system for smoke screens.
Earlier it was reported that during 2019, the Ukrainian Navy will receive four combat boats are the centaur and Gyurza-M.
Also in 2019, the Ministry of interior is planning to propose to the government a project for the production of 20 boats of the border at Ukrainian enterprises in cooperation with the French company. This was stated by the head of the Ministry Arsen Avakov.