The first corvette for the Ukrainian Navy was laid in Turkey (photo)
The ceremony of laying the ADA ship for the needs of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine took place in Turkey.
The press service of the Ukrainian Navy notes that the ceremony of laying the ship in Turkey took place with the participation of a delegation of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine led by the Commander of the Naval Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa.
A solemn ceremony of laying the keel of the ADA-type corvette for the needs of the Ukrainian fleet was held.
The corvette was laid at one of the shipyards in Istanbul, Turkey. In general, the construction of the ADA corvette has been going on since April 28, 2021 , but according to Turkish traditions, only after the construction of part of the sections and the hull, a solemn ceremony of laying the ship’s keel is held.
According to the existing agreements, in 2022 the corvette will be shipped to Ukraine and in 2024 it will be part of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“This is a significant event for Ukraine and a significant impetus for the development of its Navy,” said Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa. “All agreements with the Republic of Turkey are being implemented on time, and some of them are even ahead of schedule. We see this in the example of Bayraktar TV-2 unmanned aerial vehicles, which are already performing tasks in the interests of our country,” he added.
We will remind, earlier we reported that for the Navy of Ukraine began to form the first crew for a new corvette like “ADA”.
Besides, the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant “Ocean” will be involved for completion of a corvette and installation on it of the equipment and the armament of the western production .
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