The project of the Ukrainian corvette which developed in Nikolaev, is officially accepted

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The commission of the Ministry of Defence under the leadership of the first deputy commander of VMSU vice-the admiral Vladimir Maksimov signed the act of adoption of the project of the Ukrainian corvette, (Nikolaev) developed by the state enterprise "Issledovatelsko — the Design Center of Shipbuilding".

Leading military experts took part in work of the commission from all Ukraine. On November 20 the act of adoption of the project of the new perspective ship was signed, reports RTPP of the Nikolaev area.

The Ukrainian corvette will have displacement about 2500 tons. Autonomy of swimming - 30 days, the ship will be able to put out without refueling from Sevastopol to Mediterranean to sea and after performance of tasks to return. The corvette will be able to carry out at the same time 10 times more tasks, than existing domestic and many foreign analogs.

Among potential partners in cooperation the French Thales and DCNS, the Italian Breda which as it is supposed, can act as suppliers of arms for the new Ukrainian military ship (in Ukraine the ship arms aren't made) were called.

In Europe one similar corvette costs from 300 to 340 million euro, Ukrainian has to be cheaper.

Designers of the state center over the project worked about three years.

Today the Ministry of Defence holds the tender by definition of the enterprise which will build the first series of corvettes.

Transfer of the head ship, according to earlier sounded Ministry of Defence this, is planned for 2012.


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