UkrOboronProm Upgrades American Boats for Ukrainian Navy
The patrol boats were handed over to Ukraine in 2018
State Research and Design Shipbuilding Center, as a structural part of the State Enterprise UkrOboronProm, initiated the development of modernization of Island patrol boats, which were handed over by the US Navy in September 2018, the press service of UkrOboronProm reported.
It is noted that the modernization of the boats will be aimed at maximizing combat effectiveness. The specialists of the enterprise have already received the necessary technical documentation on boats, which allows for the carrying out of the modernization utilizing all the capabilities of Island.
“We are preparing proposals, and in the near future, they will be submitted to the Navy command. In our opinion, the project should specify that the modernization of Island boats to be carried out at the Maykolaiv shipyard,” Director-General Designer of State Research and Design Shipbuilding Centre Vadym Borisov said.
According to him, the final version of the modernized patrol boats will be accepted after the Navy of Ukraine receive information of the Island boat’s usage.