The Cabinet agreed the transfer of Ukraine the American boat

Кабмин согласовал передачу Украине американских катеров

Boat US Navy type Island

Two American boats of the Island class to be bought for needs of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.

The government approved the documents on which the United States will give Ukraine two patrol boats of the Island class. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, September 12, reports UKRINFORM.

“This is the signing of the Treaty between the two Island boats for needs of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine and payment of related services. Would that we adopted within the framework of financing of the Armed forces of Ukraine “, – said the Minister of defence Stepan Poltorak.

– Class patrol boats, the island (eng. Island – Island) – a class of fast patrol boats for the U.S. coast guard, designed to patrol and search-and-rescue operations in coastal waters. They have two-shaft diesel power plant with a capacity of 5,280 BHP (3,940 kW), which delivers speeds up to 29.5 uz (54.6 km/h).

The length of the hull of the boat – 33,53 m, width – 6.4 m, draft – 2 m, a displacement of 165 tons.

Personnel boats – up to 18 sailors including 3 officers. Armed with the boat – 25-mm automatic gun mount Mk 38 Mod 0 Bushmaster and two 12.7 mm machine gun М2НВ.

We will remind, on the transfer of American military patrol boats for Ukrainian Navy Island are talking since last year.

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