The commander Voyenno - Naval Forces of Ukraine vice-the admiral Ihor Tenyukh hopes that next year at shipbuilding plant in Nikolaev construction of the new ship of a class a corvette for the Ukrainian Naval Forces will be put.
On a press - conferences in Sevastopol vice-the admiral told: "We already executed the program for outline design new, modern, with the newest technologies of a corvette, and since March of this year started the engineering design. That plan which was approved both the Minister of Defence of Ukraine, and the chief of the General Staff, is carried out fully".
As the commander added in this respect, "while everything goes according to the plan. Meanwhile problems with preparation of the engineering design aren't present, and financing which was planned for the engineering design of this ship last year, it is also it is carried out. These are about 40 million, and there is enough of it for the engineering design".
According to the commander, "now elaboration of interaction of many ministries of our economy, because over 60 percent - production of our economy" (means that more than for 60% the ship will be under construction with the assistance of the Ukrainian enterprises - an edition) is very important.
As the commander considers, "the new corvette with the displacement from 2,5 to 3 thousand tons with helicopter on a board and the modern equipment is extremely important for Voyenno - Naval Forces, and we plan that next year the laying of this first ship on Nikolaevsk plant" will be already carried out. According to Tenyukh, "it will be a new era in Voyenno - Naval Forces".
According to its information, for Naval Forces of Ukraine it is planned to construct more than 10 such ships that, on belief of the commander, will be "very significant, essential, powerful contribution to fighting capacity and fighting capacity strengthening in the whole Voyenno - Naval Forces".