Minesweeper M653 Capricorne
A French ship will take part in joint exercises with the naval forces of Ukraine program PASSEX.
The sea commercial port of Odessa on 23 March the ship entered the French Navy M653 Capricorne, with the purpose of the planned exercises with ships of the Ukrainian Navy. This was reported in the General staff of the armed forces.
It is noted that the minesweeper class Eridan M653 Capricorne member country of NATO France has arrived for joint exercises in the program PASSEX and support of bilateral French-Ukrainian cooperation in the naval sphere, and safety at sea.
A trawler with a full displacement of 625 tons refers to a mine hunters class Eridan.
The ship became part of the French Navy in August 1987. His crew consists of 49 people, among which are five officers.
The ship is equipped with two self-propelled underwater vehicles for the search and destruction of mines PAP-104 Мод4 and Bofors Double Eagle MK2.
Artillery armament of 20 mm cannon Giat 20F2 and three machine guns. On Board also has radar and sonar system.
Off the coast of Odessa passed doctrines of Ukraine and Turkey
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