Ukraine Orders 2 U.S.-made Mark VI Patrol Boats
Mark VI patrol boat @US Navy
Ukraine has purchased two MK VI patrol boats built by U.S. firm SAFE Boats International.
A U.S. DoD release today said that the company was awarded $20 million for long lead time material and associated pre-production and planning support for Ukrainian patrol boats.
Work is expected to be completed by December 2022.
In June 2020, the U.S. approved the sale of up to 16 Mark VI patrol boats and related equipment to Ukraine for an estimated cost of $600 million. Kyiv had requested for the boats along with 32 MSI Seahawk A2 gun systems; 20 Electro-Optics-Infrared Radar systems (16 installed and 4 spares); 16 Long-Range Acoustic Device five-kilometer loudspeaker systems; 16 Identification Friend or Foe systems; and 40 Mk44 cannons (32 installed and eight spares).