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Hellenic Navy introduces latest missile boat

17th August 2020 - 13:45 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland


The Hellenic Navy commissioned its latest 670t fast attack craft - missile (FAC-M) boat on 28 July.

This craft, named Karathanasis, is the sixth and penultimate boat in the Roussen (Super Vita) class. The final FAC-M (Vlahakos) is expected to be commissioned in 2021, to complete the programme more than 20 years after it began. The delayed programme illustrates the serious problems Greece has faced with its naval shipbuilding sector that was suffering even before the financial crisis.

The Roussen-class FAC-Ms were designed by UK shipyard Vosper Thorneycroft (since acquired by BAE Systems) and built

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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