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Ukraine Resumed Construction of Gyurza-M (Project 58155) River Armored Artillery Boats
 
The Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine Vice-Admiral Sergei Haiduk confirmed that public company plant "Leninska Kuznya" resumed the construction of "Gyurza-M" armored boats for the river division of the Ukrainian Navy which temporarily based in Odessa.
The Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine Vice-Admiral Sergei Haiduk confirmed that public company plant "Leninska Kuznya" resumed the construction of "Gyurza-M" armored boats for the river division of the Ukrainian Navy which temporarily based in Odessa.
 
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Ukraine Resumed Construction of Gyurza-M (Project 58155) River Armored Artillery Boats
 
The Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine Vice-Admiral Sergei Haiduk confirmed that public company plant "Leninska Kuznya" resumed the construction of "Gyurza-M" armored boats for the river division of the Ukrainian Navy which temporarily based at Odessa.

"In October of this year, a contract was signed between the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense the Leninska Kuznya plant to build two Gyurza class gunboats class in such a way that by the end of 2015 these boats will be able to perform tasks in the sea and on the river "- said Sergei Haiduk.
     
The Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine Vice-Admiral Sergei Haiduk confirmed that public company plant "Leninska Kuznya" resumed the construction of "Gyurza-M" armored boats for the river division of the Ukrainian Navy which temporarily based in Odessa.
Future River Armored Artillery Boat project 58155 "Gyurza-M" of the Ukrainian Navy River Division
     
River Armored Artillery Boat project 58155 "Gyurza-M" was developed by Ukrainian company "State-owned research and design center of shipbuilding" in Nikolaev the existing project 58150 "Gyurza".

Two Gyurza class Armored Boats were built by "Leninska Kuznya" in 2004 for the border Service of Uzbekistan. The purchase was funded by the USA (5.6 million US Dollars).

Project 58155 "Gyurza-M" are larger with a total displacement of 50.7 tons, a length of 23 meters, a width of 4.8 meters and a draft of 1 meter. Maximum speed of "Gyurza-M" is 25 knots with a cruising range of 700 miles (at economic speed). The endurance of the vessel is five days. The crew consists of five sailors.

"Gyurza-M" boats will be fitted with two BM-5M.01 "Katran-M" remotely operated turret located forward and aft. This turret is built by "Mykolayiv Mechanical Repair Plant". It is a naval variant of the fighting module BM-3 "Storm" developped for armored vehicles. Each "Katran-M" module is fitted with a 30-mm automatic cannon ZTM1, 30-mm automatic grenade launcher and 7.62mm machine gun, as well as two "Barrier" anti-tank missiles with a laser guidance system.

The boat is equipped with electro-optical fire control system, and also has a set of portable air defense missile systems.
     
The Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine Vice-Admiral Sergei Haiduk confirmed that public company plant "Leninska Kuznya" resumed the construction of "Gyurza-M" armored boats for the river division of the Ukrainian Navy which temporarily based in Odessa.
Project 58155 "Gyurza-M" design is based on the existing project 58150 "Gyurza" which was exported by Ukraine to Uzbekistan.