US offers to supply two frigates to Ukrainian Navy
The US offered to provide the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense with military-technical assistance for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In part, the US authorities propose to strengthen the Ukrainian Navy with frigates. The appropriate letter was sent to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry through the military attaché of the US embassy, reports the Ukrainian military portal.
It is reported that among other things the Americans are ready to transfer to Ukraine two Oliver Hazard Perry-type frigates which will be done under the Excess Defense Articles program.
Ukrainian military are familiar with the frigates of this type. In the 2000s Ukrainian servicemen undertook an internship on them, and in March 2009 a USS Klakring (FFG-42) frigate entered Sevastopol.
In August of this year, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly said spoke about there a new project to transfers Island-class patrol boats. According to him, this will allow Ukraine to buy and receive more modern weapons from the USA.