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Ukraine is experiencing assault boat “Centaurus”

Украина испытывает десантно-штурмовые катера «Кентавр»The maximum speed assault boats up to 50 knots.

Soldiers of the 36th brigade of Marines of naval forces of Armed forces of Ukraine are testing a new assault boats model “centaur-LK” in the Black sea near Odessa.

This was stated by the representative of naval forces of VSU Vasiliy Radchuk.

“Based on the armored type “Gyurza-M” assault boat “centaur-LK” Marines test during sea trials on the stability, as well as equipment and weapons system”, he said.

Radchuk said that later boats have to pass state tests.

It is reported that “the Centaurs” is able to place on Board up to 36 paratroopers, boats equipped with two launchers for 80-mm jet systems of volley fire, two combat units with machine guns 12,7 mm and 40-mm grenade launcher and system for smoke screens.

The maximum speed assault boats up to 50 knots is achieved with two engines of production in New Zealand.

The crew of the boat consists of five people. The cruising range of at least 500 miles. Length of assault boats 24 meters, width 4.8 meters.

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