Date: 4 months ago   Category: Politics

The USA offered frigates for Naval Forces of Ukraine - media


Ukraine can receive two American Oliver Hazard Perry frigates. Earlier the USA gave to Naval Forces of Ukraine two patrol boats. Within the program the Excess property of the USA was offered to Ukraine by Oliver Hazard Perry frigates. On Thursday, October 18, reports the Ukrainian militarny portal with reference to sources about it. According to the edition, the leadership of the USA sent through the military embassy secretary the letter to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine on providing military technical assistance to the Navies of AFU. "Among offered the question of receiving Oliver Hazard Perry frigates which are at the disposal of US Navies is considered and can be given Excess property (Excess Defense Article) within the program", - it is said in the statement. The edition notes that the specified ships can increase considerably defense capability of AFU on the Black Sea and Azov battlefield. According to the edition, Oliver Hazard Perry frigates were under construction during 1975-2004. In total it was constructed 71 frigates on shipyards in the USA, Spain, Australia and Taiwan. Now except the USA are on arms of the fleet of Turkey, Taiwan, Australia, Spain, etc. Were developed as rocket frigates which armed with starting Mk 13 for anti-aircraft guided missiles SM-1MR and the anti-ship missiles Harpoon. In connection with removal from arms of the USA of the SM-1 rockets in 2003 these starting were dismantled by frigates of the Navy of the USA. Also frigates are armed with a 76-mm artillery cannon of OTO Melara, a 20-mm antiaircraft artillery cannon of Phalanx CIWS, two Mark 32 ASW torpedo tubes (on three starting for torpedoes). Let's remind, at the end of September of the USA transferred Naval Forces of Ukraine two patrol boats of the coast guard of the class Island. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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