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|
|Propulsion / Speed :|
|Max speed:||not less 35 kts|
|Range:||not less 500 NM at 11 kts|
|Sensors and Communication :|
|Optoelectronic monitoring system|
|Detection sensors of laser emission|
|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|