The Pentagon decided to provide Ukraine with six more Mark VI multipurpose boats free of charge
The Ukrainian naval forces will receive six more Mark VI-class multipurpose boats from the United States free of charge.
This was announced on September 30 by the US Department of Defense.
The American company SAFE Boats International received a contract worth more than $ 84 million. This amount includes money for the modernization of a couple of boats previously ordered by the Pentagon. Thus, the cost of one boat is just over 10.5 million.
Recall that in 2020, the Pentagon announced the provision of 16 Mark VI boats to the Navy, with six we will receive for free, and another 10 for money.
In March of this year, the USA increased the number of free “Marks” to 8 pieces, and yesterday’s decision says that we will receive 14 out of 16 boats for free.