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Romania proceeds with corvette programme

12th June 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


The Romanian MoD continues to move forward with its acquisition programme for four corvettes despite the decision to relaunch the tender originally won by Damen Shipyards Galati last year. 

The investment, totalling some $2 billion, is continuing despite the political and legal turbulence in country after the failed first round of the competition.

The Romanian Navy currently operates four old locally-made corvettes, Tetal-I and Tetal-II classes, built between 1983 and 1991 in the shipbuilding plant in Mangalia. The programme for their replacement was initiated in the early 2010s. 

On 29 November 2016 the Romanian government announced that it would award

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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