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Algeria and Russia partner on patrol ships

22nd May 2018 - 09:00 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg

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Algeria and Russia have reached an agreement for the purchase of a new Project 22160 patrol ship and the construction of three similar ships during the next several years.

The patrol ship will be supplied to Algeria by the Gorky Zelenodolsk Shipyard, a Russian ship manufacturer and designer.

The contract is valued at about US$180 million. Delivery of the Project 22160 patrol ship is expected to be completed by September 2018, by this time the building of further ships in Algeria will begin.

According to a spokesman of the Russian Defence Minister, Sergey Shoigu, one of the reasons the two

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