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Bangladesh got two more Italian corvettes

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On Thursday, a ceremony was held at the enterprise of the Italian company Fincantieri in Mudgiano to hand over to the coast guard of Bangladesh the last two last Italian corvettes from four Minerva-type ships, purchased by the republic and converted into patrol ships, reports bmpd.




The contract for the purchase of 4-x corvettes from the Italian Navy was signed in 2015 year, its value amounted to 105 million euros.

The first two Corvette F 551 Minerva and F 558 Sibilla, rebuilt into patrol ships and received new Bangladeshi names PL 71 Syed Nazrul and PL 72 Tajuddin, were transferred in August last year.

The third and fourth ships were named PL 73 Mansoor Ali and PL 74 Kamruzzaman (named after the leaders of the struggle for the independence of the country).

It is reported that "during the conversion into patrol ships from the corvettes, all the weapons were dismantled, and in place of the nasal 76-mm Oto Melara Compact artillery installation, the 25-mm single-barrel automatic installation Oerikon KBA was installed." The service life of the ships extended "more than 20 years."

In total, the Italian Navy had eight Minerva-type corvettes with a standard displacement of about 1300 t, built by the Fincantieri union and commissioned in 1987-1991.
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  1. assa67
    assa67 13 October 2017 12: 48 New
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    but why do we need this? ..... is not clear request
    1. Normal ok
      Normal ok 13 October 2017 14: 47 New
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      Quote: assa67
      but why do we need this? ..... is not clear request

      You may not have noticed, but this is a WAR review. So that article on the profile.
  2. Vard
    Vard 13 October 2017 12: 48 New
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    Why didn’t ordinary ordinary small ships take it ... put the same weapons ... And it turned out cheaply and just as angrily.
  3. domnich
    domnich 13 October 2017 13: 40 New
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    Quote: assa67
    and why should we?


    But nothing to us. I just adjusted my file cabinet, thanks to the site. And Italy, according to my data, no longer has corvettes ...
    1. san4es
      san4es 13 October 2017 14: 53 New
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      Quote: domnich
      But nothing to us. I just adjusted my file cabinet,.

      ... And a couple of Swedish, do you need a file cabinet? .. (drew on the occasion) soldier
      Corvette project "Visby"
      1. domnich
        domnich 13 October 2017 15: 14 New
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        Thanks for the movie, and I have a photo - all 5 pcs (2009-2015). Beautifully spar on water cannons.
    2. assa67
      assa67 13 October 2017 14: 56 New
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      Quote: domnich
      And Italy, according to my data, no longer has corvettes ...

      this is more interesting. yes, thanks to the site soldier
      Quote: Normal ok
      So what article on profile

      do I argue? not at all .... especially, subject to corrections for corvettes .... Italy, nevertheless closer than Bangladesh
  4. pasechnik
    pasechnik 13 October 2017 16: 51 New
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    They know how to sell scrap metal at a reasonable price! laughing