Skip to comments.Recent order of Two Oerlikon Millennium 35mm naval guns could be for Ukrainian Corvette
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
I’ve always heard that the Russians consider the Black Sea to be a “Russian lake”.....
Izzat for a convertable or hardtop Corvette?
Auto or manual?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Very nice specifications for such a little ship.
The convertable model with the trunk mounted turret is the "ghetto cruiser".......
Gotta get me one of those. Take it out flounder fishing in the bay.
They are so graceful!
Interesting video and good info there in the text.
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