The flagship of the national fleet, the frigate Hetman Sagaidachny, is planned to be withdrawn from the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2031.
In an interview ArmiyaInform told Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine Oleksiy kontradmiral Neyizhpapa.
The ship entered service on April 2, 1993 and is actually planned to last 38 years.
During this time he made many international visits – in June 1994 the ship paid an official visit to France, in 1995 he paid a business visit to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) for the exhibition of weapons “Idex -95”, in the same year visited the ports of Varna (Bulgaria) and La Spezia (Italy).
In 1996 he made the first transatlantic expedition led by a detachment of ships of the Ukrainian Navy in the United States to the port of Norfolk. At the same time, business visits were made (twice) to the ports of Gibraltar (Great Britain) and to Ponta Delgada (Portugal) in the Azores.
In 1996 he visited Poti, Istanbul and Varna. In June 1999, he paid an official visit to the port of Haifa as part of a detachment of Ukrainian Navy ships. In 2000-2004 he visited various ports of Turkey and Bulgaria independently and in groups of ships.
In 2008, the ship took part in NATO’s anti-terrorist operation Active Endeavor in the Mediterranean for 3 months.
From September 2013 to March 2014 he was on a long sea voyage to participate in the Northwest Indian Ocean in NATO’s anti-piracy operation at sea “Ocean Shield” (until January 3, 2014) and the European Union operation EU NavFor Atalanta (for the period from January 3 to March 5, 2014).
The Fleet Command has already decided on its replacement – it is a ship of project 58250, which was laid in 2010 as a corvette “Vladimir the Great” and is not yet completed.
… The potential of this corvette, which was laid in 2010, from the size to the set of weapons that must be installed on it, corresponds to the frigate class ships. During its construction, we will be able to use the technologies and technical solutions used in the construction of the ADA corvette. Thus, he will be able to replace our flagship ship “Hetman Sagaidachny”, which in 2031 we plan to withdraw from the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, “- said Rear Admiral Alexei Neizhpapa.
The frigate for the Ukrainian Navy became one of the points of the tripartite agreement between Babcock and the Ministries of Defense of Ukraine and Great Britain.
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