Ukraine launches intelligence-gathering ship

Kiev shipbuilder Kuznya on Rybalsky has launched a medium-range intelligence-gathering vessel being built for the Ukrainian Navy.

Once completed, the vessel will have an LOA of 54.8 metres, a beam of 9.8 metres, a draught of 4.14 metres, a crew of 29, and a speed of 11.6 knots.

The vessel’s design is based on that of the Project 502EM series of seagoing refrigerator transports.

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