U.S. eyes giving Ukraine Oliver Hazard Perry frigates to boost defenses in Black, Azov Seas
The United States offered Ukraine the Oliver Hazard Perry type frigates under the "Excessive Defense Property."
The U.S. leadership sent a letter to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense about military and technical assistance to the Ukrainian Navy through the military attache of the United States Embassy, the Ukrainian Military Portal reports with reference to own sources.
"Among the proposals, the issue is being considered of obtaining the Oliver Hazard Perry type frigates that are in the possession of the U.S. Navy and could be transferred under the Excess Defense Property program," reads the report.
These warships could significantly improve the defense capability of the Ukrainian Armed Forces at the Black and Azov Seas war theaters.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the designers revealed a project of a missile boat, which will be created for the Ukrainian Navy.