"Development of the project of the domestic multipurpose "corvette" ship for Voyenno - naval forces of Armed forces of Ukraine will be complete till 2010". It was declared today in Sevastopol by the Minister of Defence of Ukraine Yury Ekhanurov who Voyenno - naval forces of Ukraine takes part in actions for a case of Day.
According to him, development of the outline sketch of this perspective ship is already fulfilled and financed for today.
Speaking about features of development of the latest ship, the head of domestic defensive department reported that it can be characterized or as a big corvette, or as a small frigate.
"It actually difficult, considering inzhenerno - technical and financial aspects, work. Ukraine has opportunities for its performance, but to us not to do without cooperation with the foreign enterprises and experts", - Yu.Ekhanurov noted.
Speaking about a situation with the only Ukrainian Zaporozhye submarine, the head of defensive department reported that submarine tests are planned for the beginning next year. He also noted that this year on repair and introduction in operation "Zaporozhye" 17 million UAH from which 7 million UAH are already mastered are provided.
The head of defensive department also noted that Voyenno - naval forces of Ukraine adequately represent the state on the international scene which is a powerful contribution at strengthening of authority of Ukraine as the leading sea power of the world.
"Today the domestic Ukrainian fleet increases the potential of a sea component which is able to actions concerning control, localizations and neutralizations of the conflicts on the southern sea borders of Ukraine", - he told.