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In Britain, the ceremony of baptism of the second patrol ship "River-2"

BAE Systems announced the baptism ceremony of the second 2000-ton coastal patrol ship (OPV, Offshore Patrol Vessels) Medway of the River-2 class, reports TSAMTO.

In Britain, the ceremony of baptism of the second patrol ship "River-2"

In the near future, the company will begin to conduct marine tests off the coast of Scotland. The inclusion of the ship in the Royal Navy is scheduled for 2019 year.

The contract for the supply of the Navy of the three OPV ships was concluded in August 2014 of the year. The transaction value was 348 million pounds. The agreement provides for the option to build 2-x additional ships.

Cutting steel for Medway started on 8 June 2015 of the year. The third ship Trent was laid in October of the same year.

In December 2016, the British Ministry of Defense signed a contract with BAE Systems worth 287 million pounds for the construction of two additional ships. The agreement also includes servicing all five ships of the series. Ships must be handed over the fleet in 2019 and enter the combat strength of the Navy in 2021.

As before, the construction of the ships will be carried out at the Govan enterprise, then they will be transferred to the Scottstown shipyard for equipment.

It is reported that "the new ships will increase the capabilities of the British fleet to protect maritime borders, counter terrorism, counter piracy and smuggling."
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  1. assa67
    assa67 26 October 2017 12: 47
    decent pace ... and seemingly more serious than our "manatee" ...
    1. Juborg
      Juborg 26 October 2017 13: 51
      Decent construction pace. Our shipbuilders are the envy. True, the combat value of such a patrol boat is doubtful, although it will be enough to scare the poachers, but it will not be enough for larger game. In any case, Her Majesty's subjects know better.

      And the helicopter is certainly too big in the preview picture, absurdly too big. laughing
  2. rumpeljschtizhen
    rumpeljschtizhen 26 October 2017 13: 20

    some description would be stuck like it
  3. Ivanov Ivan Ivanovich
    Ivanov Ivan Ivanovich 26 October 2017 17: 10
    Since when is the ritual called "baptism"?