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Bulgarian shipyard unveils new vessel designs

6th June 2018 - 15:45 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Plovdiv

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Two new projects were showcased by MTG Delfin for the first time at HEMUS 2018 defence exhibition held Plovdiv, Bulgaria. 

The first of these is the FAC-60 fast attack craft and the second is the OPV-35 (pictured). By unveiling the new designs, the Varna-based shipyard is aspiring to demonstrate its expanded capabilities and widened defence portfolio, now covering vessels from 35m to 90m in length.

The FAC-60 is 60m long and its displacement is about 550t, the company has termed this as a mini-corvette. The subscale model shown at HEMUS 2018 was armed with a 40-mm gun and four anti-ship

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