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More patrol craft for Russian State Border Service

22nd September 2017 - 12:09 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg

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Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, one of Russia’s largest shipyards, will deliver up to 20 ‘Rondo’ multipurpose patrol craft to the Russian State Border Service over the next 12-18 months.

A spokesman of Vladimir Kulishov, head of the State Border Service, said that deliveries will be carried out in accordance with the contract, signed between the sides in October, 2016.

The contract value was not disclosed however according to sources in the shipyard it could be in the range of $20-25 million. Individually each craft is estimated to cost around RUB 55 million ($900,000).

The spokesperson said that there was ‘an acute need’

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