Resumed Construction of Gyurza-M (Project 58155) River Armored Artillery
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.
Armored Artillery Boat project 58155 "Gyurza-M" of the Ukrainian
Navy River Division
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
The boat is equipped with electro-optical fire control system, and also
has a set of portable air defense missile systems.
"Gyurza-M" design is based on the existing project 58150 "Gyurza"
which was exported by Ukraine to Uzbekistan.