Polish Navy begins sea trials of first Kormoran II mine warfare vessel

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Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. begun sea trials of its first Kormoran II – modern mine warfare vessel for the Polish Navy. That reported by www.zbiam.pl

The programme was reactivated in 2007 as Kormoran II. Formal work got under way in July 2011. On 26 January 2013, the Remontowa Shipbuilding-led consortium was selected to deliver the programme. Contract signing followed on 23 September 2013. The three-ship contract is worth PLN1.2 billion (USD322 million). Build work on the first ship started in April 2014.

Kormoran II is designed by Remontowa Shipbuilding in co-operation with Centrum Techniki Morskiej (CTM), and is based on a non-magnetic steel hull.

The three vessels – Kormoran , ORP Albatros (602), and ORP Mewa (602) – will replace the 1960s-built Project 206FM mine warfare vessels ORP Czajka , ORP Flaming , and ORP Mewa (vessels that were upgraded in 1998-2001).

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