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Bulgaria Orders Patrol Ships Worth $593M from Luerssen

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November 13, 2020

Signing ceremony for the two patrol ships / Image credit: Bulgarian Ministry of Defense

Signing ceremony for the two patrol ships / Image credit: Bulgarian Ministry of Defense

 Bulgaria has contracted German shipyard Luerssen to build two multi-role patrol ships for its navy for 984 million levs ($593 million), Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said on Thursday.

The Black Sea country is looking to replace its three aging Soviet-made patrol ships with the new vessels and improve its compliance with NATO standards.

Luerssen won the deal in a tender over Italy's Fincantieri.

"With this project, we are making the right step towards modernizing our navy," Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said upon signing of the contract.

The two patrol ships will be built in Bulgaria and are expected to be ready in 2025 and 2026. 

($1 = 1.6584 leva)

 (Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)

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