Ukrainian Navy will be reinforced with three new «Kentavr» fast assault crafts

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Ukrainian Navy will be reinforced with three new «Kentavr» fast assault crafts designed by the State Research & Design Shipbuilding Centre and  produced by the Leninska Kuznya (Kiev).

The fast assault craft «Kentavr» (Centaur) – is armored amphibious assault ship built for the Ukrainian Navy and foreign customer. Fast and secret delivery of marines or special forces, fire-support of land flank under engagement in littoral and inland waters (estuaries, rivers and water-storage basins) at the range from safe port up to 100 miles.

«Kentavr» is a further development based on armored boat «Gurza-M», in comparison with which «Kentavr» has extended functionality for specific tasks. According to the manufacturer, in contrast to the Gurza and Gurza-M, Kentavr has extended functions to execute special tasks and solve complicated tasks in sea and river water zones through combat or by transporting 32 assault troopers.

 Main characteristics : 
 Length, overall 24.3 m
 Beam, overall 4.8 m
 Draught, max 1.0 m
 Displacement, full load: 47 t
 Endurance: 5 days
Crew:  4
 Propulsion / Speed : 
Propulsion: 2 diesels
Max speed: not less 35 kts
Range: not less 500 NM at 11 kts
 Sensors and Communication : 
Navigation radar
Optoelectronic monitoring system
Detection sensors of laser emission
 Weapons : 
2 combat modules:
  – 12.7 mm machine gun
  – 40 mm grenade launcher (NATO standard)
Vital spaces (engine room, wheel house, space for commandos) will be protected by bullet-proof steel
The weapons and sensors could be specified in accordance with the Customer’s requirements.
 Landing force capacity : 
– 26-28 commandos

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