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Recent order of Two Oerlikon Millennium 35mm naval guns could be for Ukrainian Corvette
Navy Recognition ^ | 17 February 2014

Posted on 02/18/2014 12:34:05 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki

We recently reported that German defense company Rheinmetall received an order for two Oerlikon Millennium automatic cannons from a European navy. According to Russian sources, the unnamed custromer could be Ukraine. Indeed Ukrainian Navy has an ongoing corvette program (Project 58250) with several western equipment onboard including two of the Rheinmetall Close In Weapon System (CIWS).

The latest Project 58250 corvette design as shown by Ukrspecexport during International exhibition "Arms and Security-2013". Note the two 35mm guns by the helicopter hangar.

The first ship of Project 58250 "Vladimir Veliky" is currently under construction at the Black Sea Shipyard in Nikolaev. Delivery to the Ukrainian Navy is expected for 2015.

Expected specification of Project 58250

Length - 112 meters Breadth - 10.1 m Draught - 5.6 m Displacement - 2,500 tons Speed - 32 knots Range - 4,000 miles

3D Multifunction radar - "Phoenix" fixed-face phased-array (probably derived from the radars on China's Type 052C/Ds)

Integrated sonar suite - Thales Kingklip bow + Thales Captas-2 variable-depth sonars

Combat management system - Thales TACTICOS

Antiship missile - 8 x MM40 Exocet Block 3

Surface-to-air - 16 VLS cells for Aster 15 or Umkhonto (one 8-cell group either side of the hangar)

General-purpose gun - 1 x OtoMelara 76mm STRALES

Close-In Weapons System - 2 x Rheinmetall 35mm Millennium GDM-008 (one mounting either side of the hangar)

Lightweight torpedoes - 6 launch tubes for Eurotorp MU90 (3 tubes either side of the funnel)

ASW helicopter - 1 x Kamov Ka-28

An early CGI of Project 58250 with 3 Millenium guns


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: ciws; corvette; oerlikon; ukraine

1 posted on 02/18/2014 12:34:05 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

I’ve always heard that the Russians consider the Black Sea to be a “Russian lake”.....


2 posted on 02/18/2014 12:36:42 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Izzat for a convertable or hardtop Corvette?

Auto or manual?

Inquiring minds want to know.

:-)


3 posted on 02/18/2014 12:39:53 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Very nice specifications for such a little ship.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 12:58:18 PM PST by buwaya
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To: Da Coyote
Izzat for a convertable or hardtop Corvette?

The convertable model with the trunk mounted turret is the "ghetto cruiser".......

5 posted on 02/18/2014 1:01:05 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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6 posted on 02/18/2014 1:02:29 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Gotta get me one of those. Take it out flounder fishing in the bay.


7 posted on 02/18/2014 1:07:59 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
Short video
8 posted on 02/18/2014 1:08:23 PM PST by caveat emptor (!)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
35mm, eh? Here are some people enjoying some 406mm gums.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 1:10:57 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: EQAndyBuzz

They are so graceful!


10 posted on 02/18/2014 1:31:00 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: caveat emptor

Interesting video and good info there in the text.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 1:31:29 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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