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Iraq received patrol ships of the type Al Basrah

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On December 20, 2012, the Umm Qasr Iraqi naval base hosted the ceremony of transferring two patrol ships OSV 401 Al Basrah and OSV 402 Al Fayhaa, built in the USA specifically for Iraqi, from the US Navy to the Iraqi naval forces fleet. These ships became the largest units of the revived Iraqi Navy.



OSV 401 Al Basrah and OSV 402 Al Fayhaa patrol ships of the Iraqi Navy, built in the USA. Umm Qasr, 20.12.2012



The FMS contract for the design and construction of two of these patrol ships for Iraq in the amount of 70 million was issued to the American company RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames LLC (Tampa, Fla.) In October 2009 of the year. Taking into account the installation of radio-electronic equipment and weapons, the total contract value was 86 million dollars, and taking into account crew training, 113 million dollars. The AMP-137 ship project was developed by RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames with the participation of King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB ). The actual construction of both ships was subcontracted by the shipyard Gulf Island Marine Fabricators LLC in Huma, Louisiana. The lead ship OSV 401 Al Basrah was launched there on November 4 2011 of the year and passed to the tests of 14 May 2012 of the year, and the second ship of OSV 402 Al Fayhaa was launched on February of 1 of the year and transferred to tests in August.

Al Basrah type patrol ships are multipurpose ships, and in addition to their main purpose, they can also be used as supply vessels or floating bases. The ships have a steel hull structure with an aluminum superstructure. The total displacement of the ship is 1400 tons, the length of 60 meters, the width of 11.2 meters, the deepening of the full load 3,8 meters. The power plant includes two Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines with 3150 horsepower. with jet propulsion. Maximum speed of 16 knots, cruising range to 4000 miles on 10 knots. Crew 42 man. The armament includes one MSI-Defense Systems Seahawk A30 2-mm remote-controlled automatic artillery mount, as well as four 12,7-mm and six 7,62-mm machine guns. The ship is equipped with three quickly launched semi-rigid 9-meter motorboats, and can be used to transport cargo containers or larger boats.




Ceremony of the transfer of the US Navy patrol ships OSV 401 Al Basrah and OSV 402 Al Fayhaa. Umm Qasr, 20.12.2012
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  1. humanist
    humanist 23 December 2012 12: 05
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    Built for Iraqi money and "presented" to the Iraqis laughing Amer PiArs are able to do out of the blue and got a profit
    - jobs in America where ships built
    - the ally was armed in the right place at the right time
    -% of the loan will receive
    - and the loan and interest from it will be taken with Iraqi oil at "their" prices

    Personally, I was pleased with the phrase
    These ships have become the largest units of the revived Iraqi Navy.

    Remembering the strong Iranian fleet, the situation is presented as during 08.08.08, when Georgian boats tried to attack Russian ships if the amers tried to "involve" Iraq in their "showdown" winked
    1. Professor
      Professor 23 December 2012 15: 53
      +1
      Remembering the strong Iranian fleet, the situation is presented as during 08.08.08, when Georgian boats tried to attack Russian ships if the amers tried to "involve" Iraq in their "showdown"

      They did not even try not to attack, but even to withdraw from the anchor.


      The Americans would give Iraq arms for nothing to annoy Iran, but if the client is also solvent, then a generally win-win situation.
      I am interested in the question, officers from the "old regime" or from the newborn?
      1. humanist
        humanist 23 December 2012 16: 05
        +5
        Quote: Professor
        They did not even try not to attack, but even to withdraw from the anchor.

        I'm talking about this case hi There is a lot of information on the Internet, and video and computer "study" of the battle
        On Sunday, Georgian missile boats made two attempts to attack Russian warships. The ships of the Russian Navy returned fire, as a result of which one of the Georgian boats carrying out the attack sank. Head of the Information and Public Relations Service of the Russian Navy - Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy for Public Relations and Media, Captain First Rank Igor Dygalo, in an interview with Vesti, confirmed this information.

        Quote: Professor
        I am interested in the question, officers from the "old regime" or from the newborn?

        I think from the "old regime", but oriented in time. With all the will, it is impossible to train "new recruits" in a short time. However, given the rank of the ship, there is a "drop-lei" or "cap three" at most, but still it is from the "old" formation smile
      2. Misantrop
        Misantrop 23 December 2012 16: 14
        10
        Quote: Professor
        They did not even try not to attack, but even to withdraw from the anchor.

        "Hello, Mr. Sovramshi! .." (c) (Bulgakov) Georgian boats were destroyed at the moment when they tried to reach the range of a combat salvo. There is a layout for this battle on the internet. And the picture shows the one that was destroyed later, at the quay wall. Not taking part in the battle due to malfunction. Or, according to the knightly rules, it was required to wait until it was repaired and released? wink So knightly rules only against knights are good. For those who are able to shoot sleeping those who were on the same block with you yesterday, they are slightly unsuitable
        1. Professor
          Professor 23 December 2012 16: 42
          -4
          "Hello, Mr. Sovramshi! .."

          You doubt that I, too, know how to insult? wink
          Please specify which (or which) of the Georgian boats was sunk in a naval battle? As far as I know, the boats were neutralized with the participation of this man.
          1. Arkan
            Arkan 23 December 2012 18: 00
            +2
            Quote: Professor
            Please specify which (or which) of the Georgian boats was sunk in a naval battle?

            http://rutube.ru/video/c734edbca6e06a42782e346566760deb/#.UNcORqwdOho
          2. Misantrop
            Misantrop 23 December 2012 18: 19
            +6
            Quote: Professor
            You doubt that I, too, know how to insult?

            I have no doubts. Upload a photo of one boat instead of another as proof that the Georgian boats are "white and fluffy" and that they were brutally attacked by vicious Russians ... Is this a friendly cartoon in your opinion? What do you think the Georgian boats were doing OUTSIDE the base on the combat course, were they carrying bread and salt?
            1. Professor
              Professor 23 December 2012 22: 00
              -1
              Judging by the film, the Georgian boats were within the launch range of their missiles (although Georgia did not have 5 missile boats and anti-ship missiles), but they did not attack the Russian ships, but "are trying to reach the so-called dead zone where missile weapons are already useless ... " For what? Are you going to board the ship? laughing
              Further, "the first missile hits the engine room, the second into the wheelhouse." How did they see it for 25 km? Next is a video from CNN where the boat is burning at the pier.

              Now about the most interesting thing, Georgia had only 2 (two !!!) missile boats with anti-ship missiles on board: "Tbilisi" (w / n 302) and "Dioscuria" (w / n 303)
              Here they are after the war.
              Exploded missile boat "Dioscuria", August 21, 2008:


              Exploded missile boat "Tbilisi":


              That is why I am wondering who attacked, what and who sank the Mirage MRC?


              I’m not interested in who is white and fluffy, I’m interested in the history of the battle, if there was one.
              1. ICT
                ICT 23 December 2012 22: 29
                0
                Well, here and now, in my opinion, it makes no sense to break spears, everything has already been described in the Sevastopol forums, the main conclusion


                shot at boats, somewhere hit, but obviously not at a boat
                1. Professor
                  Professor 23 December 2012 22: 45
                  0
                  I agree, I'll wait for the relevant topic. hi
              2. Cavas
                Cavas 23 December 2012 23: 16
                -3
                Quote: Professor
                For what? Have you boarded?

                The brave Georgian naval commanders wanted to use these two boats as firewalls. laughing
                Gaps in the subtropical education of the Commander of the Georgian Navy. laughing
                They also wanted to use jet skis, they had to come up and make holes below the waterline with a drill. but suddenly the plan ended. wassat
      3. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 23 December 2012 19: 20
        +2
        Russian Navy and Georgian Navy



        Burning Georgian boat in Poti

        1. Cavas
          Cavas 23 December 2012 19: 51
          +5
          Quote: Sith Lord
          Russian Navy and Georgian Navy

          Now, think gentlemen imperialists, if old malachite can SUCH, then what can modern rockets do?


          1. mda
            mda 23 December 2012 20: 10
            +3
            Cavas,
            Quote: Cavas

            Quote: Sith Lord
            Russian Navy and Georgian Navy
            Now, think gentlemen imperialists, if old malachite can SUCH, then what can modern rockets do?

            Well ... I think a lot.
  2. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 23 December 2012 12: 08
    +2
    By and large, it is indifferent, parallel and ultraviolet to what appeared there in the so-called. "Navy" so-called. "Iraqi" ... Another thing is that these ratchet troughs can participate in any of the likely turmoil in the region. Naturally, on the side of the North American United States itself ...
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 23 December 2012 15: 25
      +3
      Quote: Chicot 1
      Another thing is that these troughs with ratchets can participate in any of the probable mess in the region. Naturally, on the side of the most North American United States ...

      If only as floating targets, and so the combat value of these "dreadnoughts" is similar to the combat value of any fishing trawler with two machine gunners on board.
  3. UPStoyan
    UPStoyan 23 December 2012 12: 41
    +3
    Serious speed and weapons for such a displacement))) Amer just laundered money at the construction site.
  4. starshina78
    starshina78 23 December 2012 12: 56
    +2
    The most important thing in this information is how quickly the Americans built these ships. Our shipbuilders to the Americans, as to the moon on foot. In terms of tonnage, such vessels are being built here for at least four to three years.
    1. Garrin
      Garrin 23 December 2012 14: 10
      +3
      Quote: starshina78
      The most important thing in this information is how quickly the Americans built these ships. Our shipbuilders to the Americans, as to the moon on foot. In terms of tonnage, such vessels are being built here for at least four to three years.

      Well, not the fact that they built. They could just re-equip Iraqis and get involved.
    2. Misantrop
      Misantrop 23 December 2012 16: 17
      +4
      Quote: starshina78
      In terms of tonnage, such vessels are being built here for at least four to three years.

      Now yes. But the Americans did not have perestroika and the collapse of the country. And in Soviet times, the construction of a strategic submarine cruiser with a displacement of 15 tons took less than 000 years, including state tests and transfer to the fleet
  5. bremest
    bremest 23 December 2012 13: 17
    +8
    They destroyed the country, slaughtered a million people, destroyed the Iraqi Navy and presented two troughs for their oil ...... Scam of the century .....))
  6. Tatarus
    Tatarus 23 December 2012 15: 16
    +1
    What the sailors in the photo are not young, to say the least. And the money for their retraining swelled decently. Well, this is understandable until you explain that the oars are not needed and slaves cannot be in the hold.
  7. zadorin1974
    zadorin1974 23 December 2012 15: 47
    +1
    if these are the largest ships, then I’m calm for Iraq - he won’t participate in any conflicts (there’s just not enough speed to get there), but the floating base is even cooler in the company, and it’ll grab something wassat

    seriously, before the amers what the Iraqi fleet possessed, it seems that the submarines were not bad and the surface fleet was far from childish - haven't all the amers destroyed
    1. Olegovi4
      Olegovi4 23 December 2012 17: 29
      +1
      and maybe like aviation to a neighbor "screwed"?
  8. Pelican
    Pelican 23 December 2012 16: 11
    +1
    The Atzecs had this concept of "flower war". This is when the atseks had a full-fledged weapon, and the conquered vassals had an imitation of it. Very handy in some cases!