French patrol boats to be built in Ukrainian Nikolaev

The Ukrainian company "Nibulon" has reached final agreements with the French "Ocea" on the construction of 20 border patrol boats. 15 of them will be manufactured in France, the remaining 5 - at the shipyards in Nikolaev.

As reported on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the first ship will be launched at the beginning of December this year. Crews for the new boats will be trained by French specialists. Ukrainian-built vessels should be ready for transfer to the Border Service within 3-4 years.

Five ships will be launched from the Nikolaev plant by the end of 2023

- noted in the department.

The first data on the possible supply of combat ships by Paris in the interests of Kiev appeared in 2019, when an intergovernmental agreement was concluded. It implied the allocation of a credit line in the amount of 136 million euros by the government of France and a number of European banks for the implementation of the project.

Note that we are talking about patrol boats OCEA FPB 98. As noted on the manufacturer's website, these vessels are designed to fight poachers, smugglers, as well as for search and rescue missions. The main gun of the boat is a 30-mm artillery mount DS30B, but the vessel can be equipped with various combat modules.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 1 December 2021 10: 10
    Will France also supply diesel fuel for these boats?
  2. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 1 December 2021 12: 39
    They will build boats in Nikolaev! They are already the Zaporozhians are not able to build, what kind of boats? Particleboard?
  3. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) 1 December 2021 15: 10
    it would be cool to have such a gun on the balcony
    I have a view of an abandoned unpaved airfield - 5 kilometers of rest for the eyes

    and France normally got lop-eared after the Maidan - there are now several billions on contracts for their locomotive building (130 electric freight locomotives) and the military-industrial complex (a series of border boats, 55 helicopters, grenade launchers, etc.) - they will continue to support these clowns - after all, in addition to the loan body , clowns will also give interest =]