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Bulgaria begins construction of new MMVP type multipurpose patrol ships

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A patrol ship of the OPV90 project, on the basis of which the Bulgarian corvettes will be built


The Bulgarian Navy will soon be replenished with two new MMVP type multipurpose patrol ships. The laying of the first ship took place in Varna, at the MTG Dolphin shipyard.

The project of multipurpose patrol ships was developed on the basis of the OPV90 project. The project is being implemented by the German company NVL Group, formerly known as Lürssen Defense. As part of the contract concluded last year, the Germans undertake to build two ships by mid-2025 (lead) and by mid-2026 (the first serial and also the last).

It is emphasized that the construction of these ships will cost Bulgaria 420 million euros, which is quite an impressive amount for the country. The contract has already been named the largest for the Bulgarian fleet.

Details about the project were not disclosed, but if it is based on the OPV90, then you can roughly imagine the armament of the new corvettes. Presumably, the ships will receive one 57 or 76 mm gun mount, two 20-mm automatic artillery complexes, a vertical-type launcher for anti-aircraft missiles and anti-ship missiles. Perhaps it will be MM40 "Exocet", RBS-15 or NSM. The length of the ships will be 90 meters, a displacement of 2300 tons, this is officially stated. There is also information about the possible installation of a new BIUS on ships from the Swedish company SAAB.

Note that for the first time they started talking about the construction of patrol ships for the Bulgarian Navy back in 2017, although the decision was made a year earlier. The Bulgarian company MTG Dolphin ("Dolphin") became known after the construction of warships for Equatorial Guinea according to a Ukrainian project developed at the Nikolaev Research and Design Center for Shipbuilding.
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  1. Cyop_TyMyc
    Cyop_TyMyc 7 December 2021 16: 05
    -24
    Where do the Bulgarians come from such technologies?
    It is ridiculous.
    And although they will buy gas from us, then we have agreed on technologies?
    1. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 7 December 2021 16: 23
      +14
      Quote: Cyop_TyMyc
      Where do the Bulgarians come from such technologies?

      Yes from friends and partners. It seems to be written in Russian.
      The project is being implemented by the German company NVL Group
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 7 December 2021 18: 43
        +4
        We should remember how they repaired the BDK for us and UVK Smolny 10 years ago. But I'm not sure about the types of ships. Not Smolny, but the same type of Perekop. The repair was completed in 2016. In 2013, Poroshenko even expressed a big Fi, to the Russian government for sending ships of the Russian Navy to Bulgaria for repair. How much water has already flowed under the bridge and how everything has changed.
        1. senima56
          senima56 7 December 2021 19: 33
          +7
          You wrote everything correctly. Only both of them repaired both the Smolny and Perekop at the Flotskiy Arsenal plant in Varna. I don't remember which one is the first and which is the second. But the first was repaired at the expense of Bulgaria's debt to the USSR, and Russia was already paying for the repair of the second.
          It should be noted that during the times of the USSR, almost half of the Black Sea Fleet of the USSR was repaired at this plant. And, by the way, then it was well repaired.
          1. Serg65
            Serg65 8 December 2021 06: 32
            -2
            Quote: senima56
            almost half of the Black Sea Fleet of the USSR was repaired at this plant.

            Mostly auxiliary fleet!
            Quote: senima56
            And by the way, it was well repaired back then.

            Well, yes, behind the Turks only an eye and an eye, just distracted, they will paint over everything completely !!!
      2. Ilya Nikitich
        Ilya Nikitich 8 December 2021 09: 00
        -2
        Quote: Jacket in stock
        Yes from friends and partners.

        Here the question is different, how "friends and partners" were allowed to build at the Bulgarian shipyard, and not sold both the ships and the after-sales service.
        1. pytar
          pytar 8 December 2021 12: 57
          -1
          Here the question is different, how "friends and partners" were allowed to build at the Bulgarian shipyard, and not sold both the ships and the after-sales service.

          It was in the conditions of the tender! There is a state program for the localization and development of the native industry.
          1. Ilya Nikitich
            Ilya Nikitich 8 December 2021 12: 58
            -3
            "Brother", I do not understand, why are you following me?
            1. pytar
              pytar 8 December 2021 13: 58
              -1
              "Brother", I do not understand, why are you following me?

              No way! I answered your question, because no one else answered! I gave a link to the site of the shipyard MTG "Delfin", it is also in Russian. It is a pity that someone didn’t like my comment and it was erased. You could read it yourself and find out more about this enterprise. Quite modern, with great production potential. hi
              1. Ilya Nikitich
                Ilya Nikitich 8 December 2021 15: 45
                0
                "Brother", the question was rhetorical, not requiring an answer. And even more so you didn't answer it, or didn't understand the question. I asked why the owners allowed Bulgaria to earn money, and did not earn it themselves ...
                1. pytar
                  pytar 9 December 2021 11: 44
                  -1
                  I asked why the owners allowed Бolgarians to earn, but did not earn themselves ...

                  An intelligent person draws conclusions on the basis of facts, and not according to his own concepts, they can be distorted. And so, we have a fact - Bulgaria has determined the conditions, they are such that it will work. Conclusion - the Bulgarians are the masters in their own country. They do what they want. bully
                  1. Ilya Nikitich
                    Ilya Nikitich 9 December 2021 11: 46
                    -1
                    Quote: pytar
                    Conclusion - the Bulgarians are the masters in their own country. They do what they want.

                    Yeah, you tell Brussels and Washington, they will appreciate your joke.
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  2. rocket757
    rocket757 7 December 2021 16: 27
    -10
    The only question is ... what kind of shishi they will buy.
    1. isv000
      isv000 7 December 2021 16: 31
      +6
      Quote: rocket757
      The only question is ... what kind of shishi they will buy.

      For crispy ... Germans have been friends with Bulgarians for a long time ... wassat
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 7 December 2021 17: 41
        +2
        Quote: isv000
        Germans have been friends with Bulgarians for a long time

        attacked interesting comments under a video on this topic on the Bulgarian channel




        just a statement of fact
        with my generally good attitude towards the Bulgarians
        probably below there are also more friendly comments towards Russia
        these were in the top lines
        1. pytar
          pytar 8 December 2021 12: 59
          -1
          just a statement of fact. with my generally good attitude towards the Bulgarians, there are probably more benevolent comments towards Russia below
          these were in the top lines

          More than 90% of comments are made by bots. And the first comments are 100% bots! They are on duty there! So you can't judge by posts, from the word "absolutely"! hi
          1. Flooding
            Flooding 8 December 2021 13: 23
            +3
            Quote: pytar
            More than 90% of comments are made by bots. And the first comments are 100% bots! They are on duty there

            Maybe you're right.
            I hope so.
        2. pytar
          pytar 9 December 2021 11: 50
          -1
          By the way, the video was about the acquisition of a submarine. In principle, they intend to purchase 2 used units. probably German or Dutch.
          And also, as the admiral said, the crews will be trained simultaneously with the construction of ships. This will allow, in a very short time after launching on the water, to bring them into combat readiness. hi
    2. Flooding
      Flooding 7 December 2021 16: 44
      +3
      Quote: rocket757
      The only question is ... what kind of shishi they will buy.


      "According to the official portal of the Ministry of Tourism, revenues from international tourism in Bulgaria, in the first 10 months of 2019, exceeded 3,4 billion euros."

      writes http://bourgas.ru

      less need to fly in Turkey, Montenegro and Bulgaria.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 7 December 2021 18: 03
        -1
        Who else ... me, foreign land is not interesting, at all.
        To our other fellow citizens, just to warm their belly, anywhere, including price matters.
        And again the question is, where do we also have to warm up the belly, which is not expensive and comfortable ???
        Our internal business tour, even that "adventure", does not always meet the wishes of those wishing to relax.
        Alas and ah, in this direction a lot, a lot must be brought to an acceptable and PLEASANT standard.
      2. pytar
        pytar 8 December 2021 13: 08
        0
        less need to fly in Turkey, Montenegro and Bulgaria.

        In 2019, 4,8 million tourists visited Bulgaria. Of these, the Russians are only 309 thousand. This is 6,4% of the total tourist flow. hi
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 8 December 2021 13: 27
          0
          Quote: pytar
          In 2019, 4,8 million tourists visited Bulgaria.

          If I am not mistaken, this figure includes domestic tourists.
          1. pytar
            pytar 8 December 2021 14: 12
            0
            If I am not mistaken, this figure includes domestic tourists.

            The information I quoted is incomplete, did not apply to the whole year. Shas checked more thoroughly. According to the NSI, and he can be trusted, in 2019 12 foreign citizens visited Bulgaria. Of these, for tourism and recreation - 5. Distribution of foreign tourists by country:
            1.Romania - 1 287 thousand.
            2. Greece - 1 thousand.
            3. Germany - 761 thousand.
            4. Turkey - 649 thousand.
            5.Sow. Macedonia - 554 thousand.
            6. Ukraine - 471 thousand.
            7.Russia - 450 thousand.
            8 Poland - 421 thousand.
            The rest are from other countries.
      3. VTR-295
        VTR-295 8 December 2021 13: 57
        -1
        Can I choose where I go?
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 8 December 2021 14: 13
          +1
          Quote: VTR-295
          Can I choose where I go?

          I do not know you
          how can I captivate you?
          go wherever you want
          this was exactly what was discussed, about internal responsibility and irresponsibility to oneself
          1. VTR-295
            VTR-295 9 December 2021 10: 06
            +2
            Everything is fine with my inner responsibility. I am responsible for ensuring that my family and I have a good rest and not spend all the money. RF with horse prices and bydloservice disappears, so other countries remain, including those listed by you. And not go there just because this country is a NATO member? This is for me from the category of insanity
    3. pytar
      pytar 8 December 2021 12: 52
      0
      The only question is ... what kind of shishi they will buy.

      In 2020, Bulgaria has a GDP of 63 billion dollars. The economy is growing at a stable 3,6-4% per year. For 2021, despite the covid, the GDP growth is 4,6%. External debt is minimal! In relation to GDP, Bulgaria ranks 2nd in the EU. Gold and foreign exchange reserve 24-26 billion euros. Unemployment is only 4%. So there is a "shishi" not only for the Navy, but for the Air Force and Ground Forces. hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 8 December 2021 13: 14
        +1
        Index
        GDP volume
        GDP annual growth rate
        GDP growth rate
        GDP per capita
        Inflation rate for the year
        Interest rate
        The unemployment rate
        Wages
        Trade balance
        Current balance
        International foreign exchange reserves
        State debt
        Indicator Value Period
        GDP volume USD 69.11 bln. 2020
        GDP Annual Growth Rate -1.8% Q1 / 21
        GDP growth rate 2.5% Q1 / 21
        GDP per capita USD 8743 2020
        Inflation rate for the year 2.7% Jun. 2021
        Interest rate 0% Jul. 2021
        Unemployment Rate 5.7% May 2021
        Salary 1500 BGN / month | 906.509 USD / month Mar. 2021
        Trade balance -907 BGN million | -0.548 bln USD May 2021
        Current balance 7.8 EUR mln. | 0.009 bln USD apr. 2021
        International foreign exchange reserves 58111 BGN million | 35.119 billion USD in June 2021
        Public debt 30111 EUR million | 35.591 billion USD May 2021
        1. pytar
          pytar 8 December 2021 14: 42
          +1
          Yes, Victor, you quoted more detailed and accurate data. Thanks! hi And I wrote it from memory. By the way, I wonder what the annual GDP growth will be and whether the forecasts for 2021 will turn out to be correct!
          https://rus.bg/ekonomika/ekonomika/33786-za-god-vvp-bolgarii-vyros-na-4-6
          New Year is coming soon! Happy Holidays to everyone! drinks
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 8 December 2021 15: 05
            0
            It did not work to transfer the table.
            There is a site, not ours, in which real data is shown.
            Let's just say ... in Bulgaria, as in most other countries, not everything is so blissful.
            Although, if you look at it, no one at all has a blessing ... and even with the prospects, everything is very wrong, ah, for the majority.
            Kovidla is pulling big problems with him and the end of the edge is not yet visible to them.
            I don't care about other people's finances, but any military spending is an additional burden on the budget .... was it worth it right now ???
            1. pytar
              pytar 8 December 2021 15: 43
              -2
              Kovidla is pulling big problems with him and the end of the edge is not yet visible to them.

              Quite right! It seems to me that the covid is just the beginning, but what else will be? Accordingly, the world political situation will aggravate, which sets higher requirements for national defense.

              I don't care about other people's finances, but any military spending is an additional burden on the budget .... was it worth it right now ???

              We have developed a program for the development of the defense capabilities of the Republic for a long time. Calculated until 2032. According to estimates, 18 billion euros are needed to meet the minimum military requirements for the entire period. With the current 2% of GDP for military spending, only 25% of the required funds are provided. Therefore, the 2020 program was optimized in terms of priorities and taking into account the covid. There are many interesting things there. One of the priorities is these ships.
              We will see soon how realistic it will be to fulfill the plan. The first 8 F-16 bl70s ordered, the next 8 are planned. We will also get the ships, we are expecting more armored vehicles soon. I think in view of the turbulence of the surrounding situation, we should not save on defense and we need to raise BP to at least 6% of GDP. hi
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 8 December 2021 15: 56
                0
                So yes, strong armed forces, it's not cheaper.
      2. Flooding
        Flooding 8 December 2021 13: 29
        +1
        Quote: pytar
        So "shishi" is not only for the Navy, but for the Air Force and Ground Forces

        Throw unnecessary spending on the Navy and Air Force, join the program of the Russian orbital station fellow
        1. pytar
          pytar 8 December 2021 14: 22
          -1
          Throw unnecessary spending on the Navy and Air Force, join the program of the Russian orbital station

          While Rogozin is sawing money in Rosskosmos, there will be no ROS. And no one from the outside will throw money into this bottomless pit. I say with sincere regret! hi Chase this balabol, how much more can you tolerate? request
          1. Flooding
            Flooding 8 December 2021 14: 24
            +1
            I wrote it with a fair amount of humor.
            when Russia learns to solve its problems the countries of the former socialist camp will catch up on their own.
            and let's start from high - from space yes
            1. pytar
              pytar 8 December 2021 14: 33
              0
              I wrote it with a fair amount of humor.

              good But I still wonder how you can tolerate this failed Rogozin so much? Well, obviously, he is not capable of any success! I am convinced that in Russia there are a huge number of talented, capable people ... and here ... Rogozin! belay
              when Russia learns to solve its problems the countries of the former socialist camp will catch up on their own.

              And not only! good A good example is contagious! drinks
              and let's start from high - from space

              God grant that it works! hi
              1. Flooding
                Flooding 8 December 2021 14: 37
                +1
                Quote: pytar
                I still wonder how you can put up with this failed Rogozin so much?

                if only you are alone
                millions of Russians are tired of being surprised
  3. Tuzik
    Tuzik 7 December 2021 16: 40
    -7
    why does a goat need a button accordion? more precisely 2. The campaign is not they who order and pay, just an increase in the number of NATO ships in the World Cup. Maybe not even Bulgarians will be at the helm.
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 7 December 2021 17: 17
      -5
      It is quite possible that they will not pay.
      1. pytar
        pytar 8 December 2021 12: 54
        -1
        It is quite possible that they will not pay.

        Money put into the state budget for a long time. No problem with that.
    2. pytar
      pytar 8 December 2021 12: 55
      -2
      It’s not they who order and pay for the hike, it’s just an increase in the number of NATO ships in the World Cup. Maybe not even Bulgarians will be at the helm.

      We order, we pay. Parliament has long voted a program for the modernization of the Armed Forces, and there is money too. And the Bulgarian crews are already being trained.
      1. VTR-295
        VTR-295 8 December 2021 13: 59
        +2
        Well done, you are doing everything right!
  4. Borisych
    Borisych 7 December 2021 17: 48
    -9
    We saved on gas. Now they will make boats. Will sell ukram, those to the Poles. Or at an expense, which is more likely.
  5. Oleg Olkha
    Oleg Olkha 7 December 2021 17: 52
    -2
    What does the Indonesian OPV pictured have to do with Bulgaria? "The Indonesian Ministry of Defense has ordered one unit of 90m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) and combat corvette, from the national private shipbuilding company PT Daya Radar Utama (DRU). Construction of the OPV began on Thursday (26.08.2021) with the first steel cutting ceremony in Lampunga. " https://www.indomiliter.com/kemhan-dan-pt-dru-lakukan-first-steel-cutting-pembangunan-offshore-patrol-vessel-pesanan-tni-al/ Visualization, Damen influence? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVM2wPWi8Y0&t=4s Bulgarians- Lürssen OPV-90 ...
    1. komuso
      komuso 7 December 2021 19: 27
      +3
      This is not an Indonesian ship but OPV 80 Darussalam of the Brunei Navy. A similar but slightly larger corvette for Bulgaria. Also Lursen but ORV90-1 / 76 mm Oto Melara, MZA-Milenium, 16 VLS-Mika / ESSM, 4 NSM / RBS-15 Mk3,2x3 324 mm TA, electronics-radar, BIUS-Saab, GAS-Atlas.
  6. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 7 December 2021 21: 01
    +2
    Let me bring in more specifics, by the way, for the attention of the editors - the task and the tender for the ships are public and you can dig up a lot of facts. But that's how it is.

    Series - 4 corvettes, 2, later two more.
    Armament and equipment:
    Communication system - Link11 / Link22 and Link16
    BIUS - Saab
    Satellite communication system
    Integrated navigation bridge with X-Band, S-Band radars with APRA attachments
    Identification system W-AIS, friend or foe
    and so on complete navigation gear and equipment
    GAS - towed
    Electronic countermeasures system
    Military type electronic chart visualization system - Warship Electronic Chart and Display Information System (WECDIS)
    Based on the ship helicopter AS 565MB Panter
    Artillery complex 76 mm Oto Melara
    Anti-aircraft complex short-range 16 VLS-Mika / ESSM
    Anti-submarine armament 2x3 324 mm
    Anti-ship missiles 4 NSM / RBS-15 Mk3
    Weapon control radar
    Multifunctional three-dimensional radar
    Sodom Gus Atlas
    Water displacement - about 2300 tons
    The price is about 250 million euros, for a ship, without ammunition.
  7. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 7 December 2021 21: 22
    -1
    Here are some photos

  8. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 7 December 2021 21: 28
    0
    And because I know, the question will immediately follow - with whom will you fight, so I will anticipate and answer - with China. They zadolbali yellow bad service on Aliexpress and I decided to take Beijing. And ships are needed to sail there. bully
    1. Dmitry Kuznetsov, 1983
      Dmitry Kuznetsov, 1983 8 December 2021 03: 41
      0
      A bad joke sad we understand against whom ... wink brothers Slavs they are ...
    2. Ilya Nikitich
      Ilya Nikitich 8 December 2021 13: 02
      -5
      With whom the owner says, you will be with him.