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Poland doubles Kormoran minehunter fleet

24th March 2022 - 14:00 GMT | by Lukasz Prus in Warsaw


Kormoran II minesweepers (such as the first-in-class ORP Kormoran, pictured) are being constructed by the Polish shipbuilding industry, with three more to come. (Photo: Remontowa Shipbuilding)

Three more Kormoran II-class vessels will join the expanding Polish Navy with deliveries planned for 2025-2027.

Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Blaszczak announced on 15 March that a contract for three more Kormoran II-class minehunters for the Polish Navy will be signed before the end of June 2022.

The cost of this procurement remains undisclosed but Shephard Defence Insight calculates a unit cost of $85.5 million per new Kormoran II vessel. This amount, apart from the production and equipment itself, includes R&D costs, crew training and logistics.

The Polish Ministry of National Defence has given no further details about the contracting process for the three new minehunters although Shephard Defence Insight forecasts deliveries in 2025,

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Lukasz Prus


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