Volodymyr Zelensky; Ada Class Corvette for the Ukrainian Navy Has Been Laid

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Corvette Ada for the Ukrainian Navy has already been laid, British missile boats are on the way: the pace of renewal of the Ukrainian fleet has been announced​

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The Ukrainian Navy will start receiving new ships, boats and strike UAVs over the next few years​

Ukraine's navy can indeed increase its combat capability dramatically in the coming years thanks to new Ada corvettes, British missile and American patrol boats and Bayraktar TB2 reconnaissance UAVs.
Plans indicating the timing of such an update were announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during ceremonial events on the occasion of the Day of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In particular, it became known that the first Ada - class corvette for the Ukrainian Navy has already been laid at the Turkish shipyard. According to the previously announced plans, it is being built according to the 50/50 formula and will be completed in Ukraine. The readiness of the first ship is set at the end of 2023.

Ada Corvette
Ada Corvette

We will remind that earlier Defense Express exclusively reported about details of equipment of this corvette with the weapon and other systems.

It was also announced that the operators of Bayraktar TB2 strike reconnaissance UAVs are already completing training. As reported in February, the Navy will receive drones by the end of 2021 .

Bayraktar TB2
Bayraktar TB2 is needed by the Navy to guide "Neptune" and self-destruct targets

"We expect to receive modern and efficient Bayraktar TB2 UAVs soon. Ukrainian crews are already completing training in Turkey. Our Turkish friends are actively supporting the development of the Navy's fleet. year ", - the president of Ukraine reported.


As for American patrol boats, at least three upgraded in the US Island are expected to be received in the near future. Obviously we are talking about P192 "Sumy", P193 "Fastiv" and WPB-1336. In contrast to the previously received P190 "Slavyansk" and P191 "Starobilsk", which "came" without weapons, these three boats will receive American combat modules with automatic 30-mm guns.

P191
P191 "Starobilsk" during joint maneuvers with NATO ships in the Black Sea

Also called the date of receipt of boats Mark VI, but without specifying the number. However, it should be recalled that in March this year it was reported that two boats of this type were received as part of a package of assistance from the United States.

"It is expected that at least three more Island boats, which are being modernized in the United States, will be replenished. Next year, the American side will start handing over Mark VI boats," Volodymyr Zelensky said.

Mark VI
Patrol boat Mark VI

At the same time , no clear deadlines have been announced for the 8 units of British missile boats to be built on a $ 1.6 billion loan. As well as the deadline for receiving two Sandown minesweepers , which will be withdrawn from the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom and will be repaired and upgraded before being transferred to the Navy.

Sandown minesweepers
The oldest of the Sandown minesweepers was commissioned in 1989

"The memorandum of cooperation between Ukraine and the United Kingdom signed in 2020 will be replenished with concrete measures. In the short term, our fleet will be replenished with minesweepers and modern missile boats," Zelensky said.

According to him, the infrastructure of the Ukrainian Navy is also being actively developed. We are talking about the Vostok base in Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov and the base of patrol boats on the Black Sea in the Pivdenny port.

 

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Corvette Ada for the Ukrainian Navy has already been laid, British missile boats are on the way: the pace of renewal of the Ukrainian fleet has been announced​

f6460e192e880b5a.jpg


The Ukrainian Navy will start receiving new ships, boats and strike UAVs over the next few years​

Ukraine's navy can indeed increase its combat capability dramatically in the coming years thanks to new Ada corvettes, British missile and American patrol boats and Bayraktar TB2 reconnaissance UAVs.
Plans indicating the timing of such an update were announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during ceremonial events on the occasion of the Day of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In particular, it became known that the first Ada - class corvette for the Ukrainian Navy has already been laid at the Turkish shipyard. According to the previously announced plans, it is being built according to the 50/50 formula and will be completed in Ukraine. The readiness of the first ship is set at the end of 2023.

Ada Corvette
Ada Corvette

We will remind that earlier Defense Express exclusively reported about details of equipment of this corvette with the weapon and other systems.

It was also announced that the operators of Bayraktar TB2 strike reconnaissance UAVs are already completing training. As reported in February, the Navy will receive drones by the end of 2021 .

Bayraktar TB2
Bayraktar TB2 is needed by the Navy to guide "Neptune" and self-destruct targets

"We expect to receive modern and efficient Bayraktar TB2 UAVs soon. Ukrainian crews are already completing training in Turkey. Our Turkish friends are actively supporting the development of the Navy's fleet. year ", - the president of Ukraine reported.


As for American patrol boats, at least three upgraded in the US Island are expected to be received in the near future. Obviously we are talking about P192 "Sumy", P193 "Fastiv" and WPB-1336. In contrast to the previously received P190 "Slavyansk" and P191 "Starobilsk", which "came" without weapons, these three boats will receive American combat modules with automatic 30-mm guns.

P191
P191 "Starobilsk" during joint maneuvers with NATO ships in the Black Sea

Also called the date of receipt of boats Mark VI, but without specifying the number. However, it should be recalled that in March this year it was reported that two boats of this type were received as part of a package of assistance from the United States.

"It is expected that at least three more Island boats, which are being modernized in the United States, will be replenished. Next year, the American side will start handing over Mark VI boats," Volodymyr Zelensky said.

Mark VI
Patrol boat Mark VI

At the same time , no clear deadlines have been announced for the 8 units of British missile boats to be built on a $ 1.6 billion loan. As well as the deadline for receiving two Sandown minesweepers , which will be withdrawn from the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom and will be repaired and upgraded before being transferred to the Navy.

Sandown minesweepers
The oldest of the Sandown minesweepers was commissioned in 1989

"The memorandum of cooperation between Ukraine and the United Kingdom signed in 2020 will be replenished with concrete measures. In the short term, our fleet will be replenished with minesweepers and modern missile boats," Zelensky said.

According to him, the infrastructure of the Ukrainian Navy is also being actively developed. We are talking about the Vostok base in Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov and the base of patrol boats on the Black Sea in the Pivdenny port.


Shipyard is surprising, looking forward to see.
Corvette production might have started in first week of April (according to a RfP file i have seen) in a private shipyard.
The shipyard might be a little surprising.
Turkish personnel will also be working in Ukraine for construction/assembly/integration in most of the jobs. System Integration of 1st and 2nd vessel will be carried out by Turkish personnel in Ukraine.
Dimensions are exactly same as Ada-Class, if the data on RfP is accurate or an estimation.
Contract is only made for the first ship so far.
 
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Interesting. The countries who looks like to want mess up with Russia, gets defence contracts.
 

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Ukraine ended up having a better Navy than what they had back when Crimea is theirs. Good luck for Ukraine. Having a capable navy will ensure Ukraine will not be bullied and blockaded by the RU Black Sea Fleet.
 

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That Russian occupation of Crimea and Donbass might turn into a huge own goal for Kremlin and a blessing for Ukraine in the long run.

If 10 years ago you were to said to someone in Moscow that Ukraine will one day be an enemy which is developing defense ties and common military projects with Turkey, UK or America against Russia... they would have probably thought that you are crazy. Yet Putin managed to insult a brother nation and turn it into an enemy. He took Crimea and parts of the East but lost the rest of Ukraine forever.

For Ukraine it is a very painful loss indeed but for many of the people of the country it was a shock that helped them see who the real enemy is. Now they can start rebuilding their state on a stronger basis with Western technologies and help.
 

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  • Cost-effective modular platform
  • Data link capability and advanced combat management system will allow NATO ships to share info
  • SMART-S and ARES is one of the best in their class.
  • Similar class with Turkish Navy allows Ukraine to train sailors a lot faster
  • If issues in maintenance occur in Ukraine, ships can be brought to Turkey, some maintenance can be even done at sea
 

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They would get Babcock type 31 apparently
 

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I wonder why not Tuzla class? They are good patrol boats also.
 
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