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Work on four patrol boats for Croatian Navy continues at Brodosplit dock

(Photo credit: Brodosplit.hr)

ZAGREB, Aug 10 (Hina) – Work on four coastal patrol boats, each worth HRK 80 million and commissioned by the Croatian Defence Ministry, continued in the Split-based Brodosplit dock on Monday with the cutting of metal sheets.

The boats, which will be 43.16 metres long and 8 metres wide, will be equipped with the basic equipment of modern coast guards – a 30mm automatic cannon, two 12.7mm hand-operated machine guns and four man-portable air-defence systems.

(Photo credit: Brodosplit.hr)

The commander of the Croatian Navy, Commodore Damir Dojkic, said the delivery of another four vessels from the same series would help the Croatian Navy significantly enhance its operational capabilities and enable it to protect Croatian national interests at sea at any moment.

The deadline for the completion of the four new vessels is 580 days from the start of construction work, it was said.

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