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The Pentagon has ordered the construction of additional boats Mark VI for the Ukrainian Navy

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The American boat building company SAFE Boats International received a contract for the construction of two additional Mark VI boats for the Ukrainian Navy. The construction of the boats was ordered by the Pentagon, follows from the message on the website of the US Department of Defense.


According to the documents, the cost of each boat will be $ 25, but Kiev will receive them free of charge along with the first six. Thus, the United States will transfer eight Mark VI patrol boats built with funds allocated by the Pentagon to the Ukrainian Navy. However, as previously reported, the money for the construction of the boats comes from the "military aid" allocated to Kiev.

The construction of the first boats under the signed agreement began last year; on January 6, 2021, the US Department of Defense announced preparations for the start of construction of the first two high-speed patrol boats Mk VI with the subsequent delivery of the Ukrainian Navy. The transfer must take place under the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program of intergovernmental foreign military sales. Note that the cost of the first boats did not exceed $ 20 million, while the new ones cost already for $ 25 million.

The Ukrainian fleet should receive the first six boats by March 2025, and two more by March 2026. All subsequent boats, and Kiev announced plans to purchase up to 12 - 16 boats, will be paid for by Ukrainian taxpayers.

Earlier it was reported that the United States will supply the boats with weapons: 32 MSI Seahawk A2 remote-controlled artillery mounts (two per boat) with 30-mm Mk 44 Bushmaster II automatic cannons and other equipment.

The total displacement of the boat is 72 tons, length 25,8 m, width 6,2 m and draft 1,2 m. Max. speed - 45 knots. The cruising range is 690 miles at a speed of 30 knots. The crew of the boat is 10-11 people + a possible landing of 7-8 people.

According to the plans of the Ukrainian Navy, the Mark VI boats will be part of two divisions, which will be deployed in the Black and Azov Seas.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 3 January 2022 08: 43
    0
    I never noticed that they are so fast ...
    For some reason I thought that the patrol boat was so-so ... Like a pleasure boat, but with a machine gun)
    1. Xlor
      Xlor 3 January 2022 09: 09
      +10
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      Walking type, but with a machine gun

      Better with girls ...
      1. Cat Alexandrovich
        Cat Alexandrovich 3 January 2022 09: 57
        -9
        What kind of girls are these with an American boat? Disabled black transgender women? Oops thanks to Biden from Zela's granddaughter!
      2. Andrei Nikolaevich
        Andrei Nikolaevich 3 January 2022 10: 17
        0
        Yeah. With busty ones. And so that the flag and the trident are big! Then everyone will be afraid, bloomers.
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  3. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 3 January 2022 08: 49
    +1
    The dream of Ukraine has come true, the freebie has come.
    1. Brturin
      Brturin 3 January 2022 11: 37
      0
      She came, she came, only a year ago
      In the scenarios of modern wars against equal countries such as China or Russia, Mk VIs were considered not very useful. These boats are very expensive to maintain. - said Major General of the Marine Corps Tracy King. It is noted that despite the plans of the US Navy to purchase a total of 48 Mk VIs, the fleet acquired only 12 patrol boats at an average price of $ 7 to $ 8 million each. https://topwar.ru/180018-dorogi-v-obsluzhivanii-vms-ssha-izbavljajutsja-ot-predlozhennyh-ukraine-patrulnyh-katerov-mk-vi.html

      and the price for yourself and for "freebies" ...
      1. Barberry25
        Barberry25 3 January 2022 21: 59
        -1
        Taking into account that Gyurza-M costs 6,2 million dollars ...
  4. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 3 January 2022 08: 52
    0
    Not sickly so Ukraine sat on the neck of the Pentagon ... and pays and delivers for free ... the truth will be at war, or no big question.
    Free buns from Americans is one thing, and a nervous breakdown in war from the whistle of bullets and the howling of shells near the ears is one thing.
    1. cniza
      cniza 3 January 2022 09: 12
      +6
      Uh-huh, the United States will rip off them three times as much ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 3 January 2022 11: 19
        +2
        The maintenance of such equipment, if according to the rules and regulations, the pleasure is not cheap.
        And then, until it comes to real deliveries, or the shah will die ... for sure, after all, he will die.
        1. cniza
          cniza 3 January 2022 18: 26
          +3
          In, in someone who may not live ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 5 January 2022 10: 52
            +1
            Should we be in sorrow ... if it’s difficult to influence the situation, fix it, for now, no way ... wait and see from the outside.
            Sometimes it’s better than getting in with unprepared, inept actions.
            1. cniza
              cniza 5 January 2022 13: 41
              +2
              Yes, we have one sadness, all this is under our doorstep ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 5 January 2022 15: 13
                +1
                Just this sadness from the fact that there is no one to skillfully simplify such situations ... to simplify, to the required parameters. Now the next one is ripening, for the same reasons.
                1. cniza
                  cniza 6 January 2022 08: 58
                  +2
                  Yes, here we have continuous punctures and not a desire to learn lessons ...
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 6 January 2022 10: 45
                    +1
                    Other times, other people, although this is such a task from the past, what to look for there, there will be more than one answer!
  5. Bradley
    Bradley 3 January 2022 08: 59
    +4
    The total displacement of the boat is 72 tons, length 25,8 m, width 6,2 m and draft 1,2 m. Max. speed - 45 knots. The cruising range is 690 miles at a speed of 30 knots. The crew of the boat is 10-11 people + a possible landing of 7-8 people.

    For 80 km / h rushing. However, a patrol boat, he must catch up. And 700 miles at 30 knots is also a good figure.

    MSI Seahawk A2 (two per boat) with 30mm Mk 44 Bushmaster II automatic cannons

    Good machine.
    In general, as a fishery supervision - a very good boat comes out.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 3 January 2022 11: 04
      +2
      Quote: Bradley
      And 700 miles at 30 knots is also a good figure.

      Usually, the range in the characteristics is tied not to the maximum, but to the economic speed.
  6. yuriy55
    yuriy55 3 January 2022 09: 04
    -4
    The Pentagon has ordered the construction of two additional Mark VI boats for the Ukrainian Navy

    Everything... crying This is a loss of losses ...
    ==========
    Great help. A quarter "Ball" will pull, perhaps ... recourse
  7. pyagomail.com
    pyagomail.com 3 January 2022 09: 07
    -3
    We (Russia) will then need to transport these boats to the Far East, chase Japanese poachers ...
    1. Fitter65
      Fitter65 3 January 2022 09: 20
      0
      Quote: pyagomail.ru
      We (Russia) will then need to transport these boats to the Far East, chase Japanese poachers ...

      Generally incomprehensible comment, something like a frozen puddle ... First of all, where in Russia will these boats come from? We did not order them in the USA. Secondly, North Korean poachers and their own poachers cause more problems in the Far East than Japanese ones.
      1. pyagomail.com
        pyagomail.com 3 January 2022 09: 38
        +3
        Generally incomprehensible comment,
        Don't you understand humor in the morning? wink
        1. Kronos
          Kronos 3 January 2022 10: 17
          -3
          Or maybe this is not humor, but something else from which the neighbors of Russia in NATO got together.
    2. New Year day
      New Year day 3 January 2022 10: 41
      -2
      Quote: pyagomail.ru
      We (Russia) will then need to transport these boats to the Far East,

      Is it weak to build by yourself?
  8. Split
    Split 3 January 2022 09: 10
    -12
    Yes, these troughs of balls will be removed within a couple of minutes ... they won't even have time to fart No.
    1. Asad
      Asad 3 January 2022 10: 29
      0
      Question to specialists, does the speed of 45 knots affect the possibility of hitting anti-ship missiles?
      1. SovAr238A
        SovAr238A 3 January 2022 23: 24
        +1
        Quote: ASAD
        Question to specialists, does the speed of 45 knots affect the possibility of hitting anti-ship missiles?

        Highly.
        The speed can allow you to get out of the capture angle of the seeker if the missile launch was from a long distance and was detected.
    2. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 3 January 2022 10: 47
      -1
      Yes, these troughs of balls will be removed within a couple of minutes ... they won't even have time to fart 


      Don't write nonsense !!!

      Ukraine with the help of these boats will not attack Russia, but will arrange provocations in the Black Sea.

      The first thing they will probably do is to pass at high speed under the Kerch bridge, as a demonstrative act of non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea to Russia, and also these boats will be used to detain Russian ships.

      Such provocations will have to be punished by firing 30-mm cannons, not anti-ship missiles.
  9. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 3 January 2022 10: 22
    0
    Here you go. Boats are quite a normal level for a forelock fleet. There is a machine gun. There is a steering wheel. And you can ride along the coast of tourists from Zhmarinok and Berdychnykh, with a burner and naked heifers. Under the howling Ukrainian songs ... And not further than the breakwater.
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 3 January 2022 11: 09
      +4
      Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
      Here you go. Boats are quite a normal level for a forelock fleet. There is a machine gun.

      There is too much for
      level for the forelock fleet

      20 PKA from France (with machine gun armament) 6 + 2 PKA from the USA (with artillery armament), 8 PKA from Great Britain (with small arms and artillery and rocket armament) + PKA of our own design (with small arms and artillery weapons), also the evil language claims about the construction of URO corvettes for the Ukrainian Navy in Turkey, they probably lie ...
  10. Rubi0
    Rubi0 3 January 2022 10: 39
    +2
    Ishrail they would be multiplied by zero at the unloading port
  11. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 3 January 2022 10: 42
    -2
    Max. speed - 45 knots 


    High-speed boats, such can slip under the Kerch bridge in the Crimea.

    Here the ram will not help, only shoot.

    In general, the United States is preparing another provocation, and will execute it by someone else's hands.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 3 January 2022 11: 07
      -1
      Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
      High-speed boats, such can slip under the Kerch bridge in the Crimea.

      Here the ram will not help, only shoot.

      A barge across the fairway would help.
      1. Ratmir_Ryazan
        Ratmir_Ryazan 3 January 2022 11: 53
        +2
        A barge across the fairway would help.


        The Kerch Strait is much wider than a barge, and the draft of these boats allows them to pass this strait practically anywhere.
        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon 3 January 2022 20: 14
          0
          Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
          A barge across the fairway would help.


          The Kerch Strait is much wider than a barge, and the draft of these boats allows them to pass this strait practically anywhere.

          Do not forget that there is a bridge in the strait now. The width of the bridge span is 227 meters. And there is no way to get around it.
          1. Ratmir_Ryazan
            Ratmir_Ryazan 3 January 2022 23: 38
            +2
            Do not forget that there is a bridge in the strait now. The width of the bridge span is 227 meters. And there is no way to get around it.


            The navigable span is for dry cargo ships and tankers with a large draft, and the draft at the Mark 6 boat is 1,2 meters, and even less at full speed.

            This boat will slip along the coast.
  12. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 3 January 2022 11: 10
    -1
    The Pentagon has ordered the construction of additional boats Mark VI for the Ukrainian Navy

    How caring these Americans are - they are afraid to give away a cruiser (or, God forbid, two) at once, so as not to ruin the most powerful European army. lol
  13. Cowbra
    Cowbra 3 January 2022 11: 41
    +3

    I repeat - I saw somewhere
  14. Lisa90
    Lisa90 3 January 2022 11: 50
    +1
    And where are the cries about what they could build schools for this money for nigrite in Oklahoma. Or open a shelter !!
  15. Horus
    Horus 3 January 2022 19: 00
    0
    Coming soon to Avito. No kidding, not a bad boat.
  16. NSV
    NSV 4 January 2022 01: 59
    -1
    It's a trifle, but not nice! You can't shoot at each boat! Expensive pleasure !!!!! am