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The Ukrainian fleet can be replenished with frigates of the Oliver Hazard Perry

Украинский флот может пополниться фрегатами типа Oliver Hazard PerryUkraine is studying the offer of the U.S. Navy on the transfer of two frigates, decommissioned in 2013-2015.

The Ukrainian Navy has received from our American colleagues a proposal for the transfer of two frigates of the Oliver Hazard Perry. This information was confirmed by the commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Admiral Ihor Voronchenko.

According to him, these ships were withdrawn from the US Navy in 2013-2015. Ukraine considers the receipt of such courts for the future.

“We need them, but this type of ships needed for the future. And now, all these proposals carefully worked out by us. We calculate directly how we are going to take, in what condition, you need to do, how much they will cost,” said the commander.

He added that today the annual operation of the ship of this type costs about $ 25 million. This amount includes also the repair of the frigate and the salary of the crew.

“If you take the global experience, the cost of the ship is 30% of its path of operation. 60-70% is the content that is the upgrading and utilization,” – said Voronchenko.

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