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Ukrainian Foreign Ministry: The country will receive six Mark VI boats for free

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Another “overturn” was announced by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba. It is about the acquisition by Ukraine of American Mark VI patrol boats.


According to Kuleba, Ukraine will receive 6 out of 16 American boats for free. The remaining 10 boats will be purchased at the expense of the country's military budget.

Earlier, the US State Department approved a Ukrainian request for the purchase of 16 Mark VI patrol boats under the FMS - Foreign Military Sale program. The total cost of the acquisition, including weapons, will amount to about $ 600 million.

The Commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Rear Admiral Aleksey Neizhpapa, announced that the United States, along with the boats, will transfer short-range missile systems to Ukraine. These complexes will be placed on boats. According to Neizhpapa, Ukraine intends to deploy a division of such missile boats on the Sea of ​​Azov.



The Mark VI (Mk VI) boats are 26 meters long. The maximum speed is about 40 knots. Cruising speed - 30 knots. The cruising range is 600 nautical miles. The boat is armed with a 25 mm artillery mount.

Overview of Mark VI boats made in the USA:

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  2. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 18 July 2020 15: 10
    14
    At $ 37.5 million per boat? This is more than 2,6 billion per unit for our rubles, Ukrainians live richly
    1. avia12005
      avia12005 18 July 2020 15: 12
      +8
      What is the difference, how much will they cost? The main thing is to scuff our nerves.
      1. 1976AG
        1976AG 18 July 2020 16: 20
        +5
        Quote: avia12005
        What is the difference, how much will they cost? The main thing is to scuff our nerves.

        That is why they take it to arrange provocations. Otherwise, why should they.
        1. krot
          krot 19 July 2020 18: 00
          0
          Boats are free, but you will have to get rid of hemorrhoids for bucks))) Ukrainians have become ignorant.
    2. halpat
      halpat 18 July 2020 15: 14
      +1
      6 free ones have already appeared on eBay ?? self-pickup from konotop ...
    3. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 18 July 2020 15: 21
      +7
      Quote: CommanderDIVA
      At $ 37.5 million per boat?

      You read the article:
      According to Kuleba, Ukraine will receive 6 out of 16 American boats free of charge. The remaining 10 boats will be purchased at the expense of the country's military budget ...
      The total cost of the acquisition, including weapons, will amount to about $ 600 million.

      The cost of one boat with weapons = $ 60 ...
      1. Dmitry Donskoy
        Dmitry Donskoy 18 July 2020 15: 27
        +3
        Ukraine really wants to have at least something on the Sea of ​​Azov. These boats are like a dead poultice, but ambition for the whole world. hi
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 18 July 2020 15: 30
          +7
          Quote: Dmitry Donskoy
          These boats are like a dead poultice

          I specifically looked (for comparison with Russian RTOs):
          The estimated cost of one small missile ship of project 22800 is 2 billion rubles in 2017 prices

          Here is a specific durilovka - "American aid" in action ... laughing
      2. CommanderDIVA
        CommanderDIVA 18 July 2020 15: 29
        +5
        This is a publicity stunt, 600 million dollars is the total cost of the acquired weapons, the cost in the text is about 16 boats, not 10
        1. Kerensky
          Kerensky 18 July 2020 22: 03
          0
          Yeah. Then give 15 free + 1 for all pennies ...
          1. Gato
            Gato 19 July 2020 01: 38
            +3
            Well this is a classic of the genre: buy two hot dogs for the price of three - and get one for free! fellow
    4. Finches
      Finches 18 July 2020 16: 38
      0
      Today, a wonderful song about Odessa’s Bear-sailor sounds a little different:

      "Well you podpin ... nickname, Mishka, which means
      That you are not afraid of either grief or trouble!
      After all, you are a Sumer Bear, a Sumer does not cry,
      And never loses the falsity of the spirit! "
      laughing
    5. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 18 July 2020 17: 52
      +5
      Quote: CommanderDIVA
      According to Kuleba, Ukraine will receive 6 out of 16 American boats free of charge.

      "According to Kuleba, Ukraine will receive 6 out of 16 American boats free of charge." Hee hee ...ukraYna not Russia! Svido ukraYna I have already forgotten the Russian proverb "Free cheese is only in a mousetrap!" , however, as well as education called ukraYna SOAP! "...
      1. PSih2097
        PSih2097 18 July 2020 18: 12
        0
        Quote: 30 vis
        Svido ukraYna has already forgotten the Russian proverb "Free cheese is only in a mousetrap!"

        How many American laboratories are there already studying the effect of bacteria and viruses on the Slavic genome? so that everything goes to Marx and Engels with the addition of the opinions of the Rothschilds and Rockefellers with the Morgan and the rest of the all-powerful of this world ...
      2. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 18 July 2020 19: 48
        0
        Quote: 30 vis
        .It's you, excuse me for the jargon "foolish foolish., However, like education called ukraYna soaps!" ...

        Only offended for the stupid minus ... True, it is always annoying. What is the strength in, brother . In Truth!
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 18 July 2020 15: 11
    +7
    Yes, even twenty-six! Who will this help and who will it frighten? Yes, Ukrainian sailors will forgive me, but these boats do not "play" at all against combat helicopters ... On Azov there they will have nowhere to hide, like cockroaches on a platter.
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    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 18 July 2020 15: 18
      +7
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Who will this help and who will it scare?

      Why scare? Budem loves riba, lamb shish kebab, blaze wine!
  4. Vadim Zhivov
    Vadim Zhivov 18 July 2020 15: 12
    0
    Free partners in their repertoire ... Overcome over whom? Above oneself?
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 18 July 2020 15: 15
    +1
    Another “overturn” was announced by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba.
    Finally ! Freebie pliz!
  6. Observer2014
    Observer2014 18 July 2020 15: 17
    -2
    Ukrainian Foreign Ministry: The country will receive six Mark VI boats for free
    Well that's it, the masses flooded! laughing The fishing command will sail on trendy boats. laughing
    1. A good one
      A good one 18 July 2020 15: 26
      -3
      Quote: Observer2014
      Well that's it, the masses flooded!

      You indulge in speckled, my joy. wink
      1. mdsr
        mdsr 18 July 2020 16: 03
        -1
        Quote: Not bad
        My joy.

  7. Junior Private
    Junior Private 18 July 2020 15: 18
    +1
    The word "free", in the democratic sense of understanding, means either "cut" or "rob to the last thread." The choice is not rich.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 18 July 2020 15: 26
      +4
      Quote: Junior Private
      The word "free", in the democratic sense of understanding, means either "cut" or "rob to the last thread."

      Here the topic is different.
      They actually help their own military-industrial complex. So to speak, subsidies from the state.
      Plus, you can also make good money on the service of the "free"
      1. Junior Private
        Junior Private 18 July 2020 15: 36
        +2
        Naturally, the US does not forget about its military-industrial complex, but on the example of Ukraine, it is a little secondary in comparison with sawing. Three yards of greenery have dissolved in Independent without any military industrial complex, and "nobody knows" where.
    2. A good one
      A good one 18 July 2020 15: 31
      +1
      Quote: Junior Private
      The word "free", in the democratic sense of understanding, means either "cut" or "rob to the last thread." The choice is not rich.

      The choice is, to shut up and ignore, though not everywhere, thank God. yes
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 18 July 2020 15: 23
    +1
    What a stupid Kuleba, but the striped price for 10 boats will sound like 16, so it turns out that 6 is free. Where do they only get such idiots, I am extremely surprised?
  9. Graz
    Graz 18 July 2020 15: 31
    +3
    oga free just like with the Iceland go, you only need to pay for driving and training the team))
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 18 July 2020 16: 45
      +2
      Quote: Graz
      oga free just like with the Iceland go, you only need to pay for driving and training the team))

      Like buying in online stores. 200 rub. - the cost of goods and 300r. - delivery. laughing
  10. parusnik
    parusnik 18 July 2020 15: 35
    +5
    Something like, if you buy the right shoe now, you will get the left one absolutely free.
    1. sg7s
      sg7s 18 July 2020 16: 41
      0
      Only the right boot for the price of two ... well, or 16 for the price of 10.
      1. sg7s
        sg7s 18 July 2020 16: 42
        -1
        ugh, 10 for the price of 16, got a little mess with enthim Ukrainians ..
  11. Thrifty
    Thrifty 18 July 2020 15: 46
    0
    There, probably, in the text it is written in small letters that for 6 uk-roin boats it will give the territory to the US military bases, which will be built at the expense of the uk-roiny budget. ...
  12. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 18 July 2020 15: 46
    +4
    Before receiving the boats, they will first sign on the US loan. When Ukrainians ask what is there in 28 pages in small handwriting, Americans will answer: Quickly sign 28 pages, your children and grandchildren will read the small handwriting!
  13. rudolff
    rudolff 18 July 2020 15: 51
    +8
    The boats are valid and for our border guards the hemorrhoids are serious. Bulk body on this will not ride, and it may not be childish to snap back.
    1. Slon1978
      Slon1978 18 July 2020 16: 21
      0
      So far, nothing particularly credible in them is noticeable. You can even sink such a boat with an anti-aircraft missile. I would like to know of course what is supposed to be put on boats for the missile system there. Vertical launch is not possible there, or to install launchers along the body, and this limits the effectiveness, or a rotating turret, but such a trifle can be placed.
    2. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 18 July 2020 16: 34
      -3
      Quote: rudolff
      Yes, and can snap back not childish.

      Against a helicopter?
      1. Cristall
        Cristall 18 July 2020 21: 30
        -5
        Quote: Lipchanin
        Against a helicopter?

        I understand that boats fight exclusively against aviation (helicopters)?
        Well they don’t know how to ..
        Why fleet at all? Let’s just helicopters ... he’s always better.
        Strange all countries .. build ships, ships, boats .. including the Russian Federation.
        And you need only helicopters!
        It’s only in General Reborn helicopters the coolest ..
        In reality, everything is necessary ..
  14. CorvusMag
    CorvusMag 18 July 2020 16: 08
    0
    As far as I understand from the review, the use of this wunderwafele attack civil ships and board them! This floating boat is incapable of anything else. Well, maybe even DRG delivery. Kerch fishermen should already start to panic.
  15. Slon1978
    Slon1978 18 July 2020 16: 16
    +7
    A single-hull vessel with 2 or 3 water cannons - what could be worth $ 37,5 million there? And this is if the total cost of the purchase is divided by 16, not 10. Smiles at such a price, the statement about 6 pieces is free :))) I wonder if you can take 6 free ones, and refuse 10 paid ones? A single-hull aluminum ship with 3 water cannons at a speed of 35-40 knots is being built in Singapore, which is far from the cheapest country in terms of shipbuilding, about $ 8-10 million. It is cheaper in China or Indonesia. Why $ 37,5 million ?? For a 25 mm gun? Or for the mentioned missile systems ?? There is nothing serious to put on this 26-meter boat with its stability. So obviously they bred eared for "free" boats, you are simply amazed. Their foreign minister would have been better off just being silent ...
  16. Maxwrx
    Maxwrx 18 July 2020 16: 24
    0
    I don’t understand why they need a navy. While Crimea, Russia has the entire Black Sea under the gun. With this money, if you really need to buy from the USA, you would have taken armored vehicles. The same Abrams pieces 100 could be bought
    1. Whiteidol
      Whiteidol 18 July 2020 18: 47
      +3
      Why do they need Abrashi? They have T 64, which they can service and carry out MOT. Plus sea ammunition. And there will be problems with Abrasha.
      1. Maxwrx
        Maxwrx 19 July 2020 11: 34
        0
        I say that even Abrams will be much more useful than these boats for such a sum. It is clear that this money can be spent with much greater benefit, I am also for modernization and restoration. And the industry will tighten up and money will remain in the country and the effect will be greater, but this is clearly politics.
  17. mag nit
    mag nit 18 July 2020 16: 40
    -1
    Well, for how long? Stolen, some slani will remain.
  18. 113262a
    113262a 18 July 2020 16: 45
    -1
    All this dude's splendor will be appreciated by divers in Azov! A kind of Mikrotitanik. . ATGMs will sink them quickly and guaranteed.
  19. Dikson
    Dikson 18 July 2020 16: 50
    +3
    But the boats are not bad in general .. Frisky ..
    1. Viktor Sergeev
      Viktor Sergeev 18 July 2020 17: 11
      0
      It remains to understand: for what? There is practically no armament, because a 25mm cannon is about nothing. A boat for saboteurs and why Ukraine needs it, to participate in races?
  20. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 18 July 2020 17: 10
    -1
    It remains to understand why they are needed? These are boats for special operations, that is, for Ukraine useless scrap metal.
    1. Dikson
      Dikson 18 July 2020 17: 30
      +4
      What do you mean why? They will board ships entering and leaving the ports of Crimea .. - they allegedly violate Ukrainian laws .. They will ensure the passage of Ukrainian vessels to the Sea of ​​Azov .. In general, why call new equipment for scrap metal? If at us on the Black Sea Fleet suddenly appeared 6 of the latest high-speed such boats, you would also call them useless scrap metal, right? There would be technology, and tasks for it from the low-booming Ukrainian command would be found ... Which is alarming, in fact .. Clashes and provocations will begin ...
      1. Viktor Sergeev
        Viktor Sergeev 18 July 2020 17: 43
        -1
        Anything that is useless is scrap metal, regardless of the condition, the same applies to "armored boats". Any technique has a purpose, while Ukraine is pinning its hopes on boats for a brigade with Russian warships. Why conduct ships in the Sea of ​​Azov? By the way, this newest was created in the 60s for one task.
        1. Marconi41
          Marconi41 18 July 2020 19: 36
          +4
          Quote: Victor Sergeev
          Ukraine, on the other hand, is pinning its hopes on the boats for a brigade with Russian warships.

          Not. These boats will confront our border guards, and this is already serious for us. Even the border Rubies are armed only with the AK-630 and a pair of machine guns, and the speed and dimensions are not comparable. So Ukrainians will be able to drink our blood a little.
          1. Viktor Sergeev
            Viktor Sergeev 19 July 2020 13: 45
            -1
            Rubin will crumble this miracle into a small vinaigrette, since the AK630 is much more powerful than a 25mm pupa, plus Rubin has an aviation group, plus several large-caliber machine guns. At the expense of the radar, Rubin will see and fire at him before the Ukrainian approaches. Yes, he can spoil the blood, but as soon as he tries, they will be at the bottom.
            Having autonomy for about a day, he will patrol a lot.
            The coolest thing is that the price for Ukraine is 5-8 times more expensive than for the US Army.
            1. Marconi41
              Marconi41 19 July 2020 14: 12
              +1
              Quote: Victor Sergeev
              Ruby will crumble this miracle into a small vinaigrette, since the AK630 is much more powerful than a 25mm pupa,

              The difference in caliber is not big, only the rate of fire will save, but the dimensions of our Pskr will be bigger, which can make the work of the Ukrainian "gunners" easier. In terms of maneuverability, Rubin will also give way to the boat, and from the stern he has protection only with a machine gun, like that of the Khokhlyat opponent, and here again the dimensions. It is clear that it will not drown, but they will drink our blood easily with a strong desire.
              Well, at the expense of Rubin's air group, this is from the realm of fantasy. He never had anything on a helicopter.
              1. Viktor Sergeev
                Viktor Sergeev 19 July 2020 15: 52
                0
                Believe me, 5mm is a huge difference, considering that, as a rule, our shells of the same caliber are much heavier than American ones. This is the same as the KPV with 14,5 mm, much more powerful than any 12,7 mm machine gun.
                And here is the difference:
                1. Rate of fire 5000 versus 170 (American).
                2. The effective range is 4000 \ 3000 meters.
                3. Shell 30 \ 165 against 25 \ 137.
                As you can see, when our boat will cut a Ukrainian like a chainsaw, he will not shoot a shot, well, he will create a maximum of a couple of holes.
                1. Marconi41
                  Marconi41 19 July 2020 22: 33
                  0
                  Quote: Victor Sergeev
                  As you can see, when our boat will cut the Ukrainian like a chainsaw, he will not dare shoot,

                  I know the officer of the Navy and I know all this, but I also know how difficult it is for the commandor to get into a small-sized target from the sighting column, and if it moves quickly and generally in general. The border guards do not shoot in the main way, only visually, which means that they will inevitably have difficulties.
                  1. Viktor Sergeev
                    Viktor Sergeev 20 July 2020 08: 33
                    0
                    So the Ukrainians will be in the same position, who is more likely to be destroyed, who fires 170 shots or 5000, and even with guidance from the radar? And the displacement and seaworthiness do not affect the accuracy of the hit?
                    I am certainly not a sailor, but if the machine gun is designed to defeat anti-ship missiles, then getting into the boat will not be difficult for him.
                    And here's what I found on the AK-630: shooting is usually carried out using the Vympel system. Something tells me that the Ukrainian boat will have very little chance of survival, although I understand that anything is possible. Moreover, there is a large-caliber machine gun.
                    By the way, there are not only Rubies there, but many more and more serious ones. They won't leave the Mongoose rocket.
                    1. Marconi41
                      Marconi41 20 July 2020 10: 50
                      0
                      Quote: Victor Sergeev
                      And here is what I found on the AK-630:

                      Rubin doesn't have any Pennant! They shoot either from the sighting column, or from the joystick through the camera, that is, purely visually !!! And what kind of missiles on Mongoose ?! Only a machine gun!
                      1. Viktor Sergeev
                        Viktor Sergeev 20 July 2020 14: 45
                        0
                        You inattentively studied the information about the Mongoose, there is the possibility of installing missiles with a range of up to 10 km. It will be necessary, they will deliver.
                        And I agree about the Pennant, probably not, but the SP-520M Optoelectronic Control System is not the same, or is it still present?
                        It is probably necessary to shoot manually when the crew cannot use modern guidance systems.
                        Tell me, did you serve on Rubin or do you judge by other, older ships?
  21. VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK
    VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK 18 July 2020 17: 35
    -3
    Pleasure boats of the highest command! No more!
  22. ximkim
    ximkim 18 July 2020 18: 11
    +4
    Not bad. Seems like good boats.
  23. Avior
    Avior 18 July 2020 18: 58
    0
    And what kind of short-range missile systems?
    together with boats, they will transfer short-range missile systems to Ukraine.
    1. rudolff
      rudolff 18 July 2020 20: 39
      +1
      Above wrote already. BGM-176B Griffin. Maybe 176C or 176C-ER.
  24. Kibl
    Kibl 18 July 2020 19: 50
    -3
    Why, wow, such a target. For practical shooting, the thing is, there will be a place for Russian sailors to warm up. And when they find out how much this prodigy costs, the excitement will add!
  25. cniza
    cniza 18 July 2020 21: 21
    +1
    According to Kuleba, Ukraine will receive 6 out of 16 American boats for free. The remaining 10 boats will be purchased at the expense of the country's military budget.


    Their price will be laid down in the remaining 10, and even with superprofits ...
  26. Aleks2000
    Aleks2000 19 July 2020 00: 19
    -1
    Something before our media wrote something completely obscure ... They say it’s expensive, old stuff, there are no spare parts, it’ll drown immediately, etc.
  27. lopuhan2006
    lopuhan2006 19 July 2020 09: 31
    +1
    For provocations, the very thing. Dangerous in its class of boats. Our Mongoose and patrolmen will have a hard time. Moreover, these rollers can pile on Bykov, who, apart from 76mm, has nothing to answer. And at 5-7 km you still need to get into it, unlike a rocket, which there is nothing to repulse. It turns out a sad situation for the border guards and the bridge guard service.
  28. Old26
    Old26 19 July 2020 12: 12
    +2
    Quote: Junior Private
    Three yards of greenery dissolved in Independent without any military industrial complex, and "no one knows" where.

    It's not a problem. Remember Yegor Gaidar. When yesterday the United States transferred 4 lard of greens to Russia, and the next morning they were gone ...

    Quote: Slon1978
    So far, nothing particularly credible in them is noticeable. You can even sink such a boat with an anti-aircraft missile.

    And you just need to drown ... Opening fire on a ship (boat) of another country, especially a military one - this is already very serious. But about the bulk - Rudolph is right. These are not rubber boats ...

    Quote: MaxWRX
    I don’t understand why they need a navy. While Crimea, Russia has the entire Black Sea under the gun. With this money, if you really need to buy from the USA, you would have taken armored vehicles. The same Abrams pieces 100 could be bought

    Based on your logic, why then the Navy of Turkey, Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania. After all, the Black Sea is under the gun of Russia. Write nonsense with a smart look ...
  29. tech3030
    tech3030 19 July 2020 13: 33
    +1
    Nice boat from the point of view of aesthetics. For the rest, I'm not an expert. Do we have analogues?
    1. Victorio
      Victorio 19 July 2020 23: 39
      +1
      Quote: tech3030
      Nice boat from the point of view of aesthetics. For the rest, I'm not an expert. Do we have analogues?

      ===
      here a little https://arena-pilotage.ru/flot/rechnye-voennye-katera.html
  30. Procopius Nesterov
    Procopius Nesterov 19 July 2020 13: 46
    +2
    The Americans deliver boats to the Ukrainian seluks. This is good, I would not want the Russian city of Nikolaev to build weapons for the Ukrainian invaders.
    Although Nikolaev is under the Ukrainian occupation, any construction of boats, ships, etc., must be sabotaged in every way.
    1. Victorio
      Victorio 19 July 2020 22: 36
      0
      Quote: Procopius Nesterov
      The Americans deliver boats to the Ukrainian seluks. This is good, I would not want the Russian city of Nikolaev to build weapons for the Ukrainian invaders.
      Although Nikolaev is under the Ukrainian occupation, any construction of boats, ships, etc., must be sabotaged in every way.

      ===
      soon there will be no one to sabotage, a new generation is growing, and it’s already brought up in the right direction
  31. VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK
    VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK 19 July 2020 14: 59
    0
    Zadolbali Ukrainians on the site! Only they put the minus! And to protect the coastal waters from whom? You can sink them without leaving the pier! Attack civilian ships, arranging provocations!
  32. NF68
    NF68 19 July 2020 16: 06
    +1
    This is the sweet word for free.
  33. King3214
    King3214 19 July 2020 21: 08
    +1
    As the logic of "wild capitalism" suggests, Ukrainians will be very surprised by the prices for servicing these boats.
  34. garik77
    garik77 19 July 2020 22: 39
    0
    Like Americans boat before the sale demilitarize, not? The Sumerians will put their reset.