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Italian Intermarine Launched Minesweeper for Algerian Navy

Italian shipbuilder - Intermarine - launched the minesweeper El-Kasseh 1 with a tail number 501 for the Algerian Navy. The peculiarity of this ship is that it has an all-composite hull. The launch was carried out on April 5. This is reported by the Algerian blog.

Italian Intermarine Launched Minesweeper for Algerian Navy

According to the portal, the minesweeper should be transferred to the Algerian Navy in 2017 year. In fact, the mine sweeper for Algeria is the same constructive line within which, for example, a similar ship was built for the Finnish Navy. We are talking about the sea mines seeker Katanpää.

The ship's characteristics for the Algerian Navy: displacement 680 t, length 52,5 m, width 10 m. Full speed at 13 knots is provided by a power plant with two diesel engines with a total power of 3000 kW.

Anti-mine weapons: Atlas Elektronik IMCMS automated mine action control system, Atlas Elektronik HMS-1М underwire anti-mine system, Seafox and Saab Double Eagle anti-mine guided vehicles.

The minesweeper is armed with an anti-aircraft missile system, as well as an automatic artillery installation.

It is reported that in 2019, a similar Italian minesweeper would be built by the Italian shipbuilding company for the Taiwan Navy. And five more minesweepers will be built by Taiwan itself under a general license from Intermarine in partnership with Lockheed Martin (USA).
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  1. vanavatny
    vanavatny April 8 2016 12: 37
    against whom is Algeria going to be friends? planes, ships
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith April 8 2016 12: 48
      Did everyone notice the original location of the anchor? wink
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      2. lis-ik
        lis-ik April 8 2016 13: 16
        Also, it immediately caught my eye, is it interesting to be original for the sake of practical significance?
  2. Wiruz
    Wiruz April 8 2016 12: 46
    Nekhilo, I'll take a look, Algeria updates its Navy good
  3. Algetxnumx
    Algetxnumx April 8 2016 12: 54
    Quote: vanavate
    against whom is Algeria going to be friends? planes, ships

    Most likely against any spread of "democracies" and "springs".
    1. Nross
      Nross April 8 2016 20: 37
      As the experience of Iraq has shown, even in the absence of hybrid warfare technologies, it is enough for the warring army generals to make an offer that they cannot refuse: some to eliminate, others to buy. No need to reinvent the wheel.

      I believe that our command needs to move in this direction. At least in the post-Warsaw space.
      Machiavelli wrote: "War cannot be avoided, but it can be postponed ...."