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Ukrainian coast guard to bolster fleet

1st November 2017 - 14:15 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg

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Ukraine will purchase up to 25 new high-speed patrol boats for the National Coast Guard as part of Project Jura, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Built by the Kharkov-based Sea Magic company, the vessels have a maximum speed of 110 km/h with a range of more than 500 km.

The boat is designed for a crew of five and in addition to patrolling functions, the new cutter will act as an interceptor.

The MoD has already started testing the new boats and deliveries under the $55-60 million contract, signed on 26 October, are set to be completed by the

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