U.S. to provide Ukraine with three Island-class boats in 1HY 2021, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

By the end of 2021, the Ukrainian Navy will have a division of five Island patrol boats
13:24, 4 January 2021

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The Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Oleksii Neizhpapa stated that Ukraine was about to receive three more American Island-class patrol boats in the first half of 2021. He told about it in an interview with Radio Liberty.

"We expect that Island boats will be delivered during the next first half of the year, and by the end of 2021 will receive all the capabilities - then we will have a division of five boats of this class," said the official.

According to him, the boats are undergoing appropriate maintenance and re-equipment in the United States.

Related: USA approves sale of Mark VI patrol boats to Ukraine

As we reported earlier, at the end of December, Ukraine ordered three new An-178 transport aircrafts from Antonov State Enterprise.

"For the first time since Ukraine declared its independence, the state has ordered three new Ukrainian An-178 aircraft from Antonov that will be given to the army," President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said.

An-178 can be used to deliver personnel, weapons, and light military equipment by landing and parachute methods as well as to transport goods.

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