Monday, June 24, 2024

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

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.

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 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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