Centaur-class fast assault craft

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Centaur-class fast assault craft 0Centaur-class fast assault craft 1
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Builder:
Planned:
8
Completed:
2
Complement:
5
Displacement:
53 t
Length:
24.3 m
Beam:
4.8 m
Propulsion:
  • 2 * diesel engines
  • 2 * shafts
Speed:
35 knots
Range:
500 nm
Armor:
  • Vital spaces are protected by bullet-proof steel
Electronics:
  • Navigation radar
  • Optoelectronic monitoring system
  • Detection sensors of laser emission
Armament:
  • 2 * 20 80-mm multiple launch rocket system (MLRS)
  • 2 * combat modules consisting: 1 * 12.7-mm machine gun and 1 * 40-mm grenade launcher

Centaur-class fast assault craft (Kentavr-class) is a series of small armored assault craft being built for the Ukrainian Navy. The first two vessels were laid down at the Kuznya na Rybalskomu in December 2016. The project was developed by State Research and Design Shipbuilding Center on the basis of the Gyurza-M class artillery boats. Designed for carrying patrol service on rivers and coastal maritime areas, delivery and landing of marines.

The project Kentavr-class fast assault craft was developed by State Research and Design Shipbuilding Center on the basis of the Gyurza-M class artillery boats in 2015. However, it was refined during construction. The first contract was signed in 2016. On September 4, 2018, the first launching ceremony for the first boat of the first series was held. The boat was already built on a revised project, which received new project number 58503 and the code «Centaur-LK». On September 20, the second boat of the series was launched. On November 19, 2018, newly built assault boats arrived to Odessa to continue testing. The top speed of 50 knots is achieved by a pair of New Zealand-made Hamilton Jet water jet propulsion engines and can stay at sea for a maximum of five days. The class is armed with two remote weapon stations with 12.7 mm high-caliber machine guns and a 40-mm rocket launcher. The boats also feature two 80-mm rocket-launch systems.

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