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Ukrainian Defence Intelligence Received CB90 Armored Boats

Ukrainian Defence Intelligence Received CB90 Armored Boats

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Donors have equipped the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine with CB90 armored boats.

The boats were donated as part of Metinvest’s Steel Front military initiative. The benefactors stated that the three CB90 boats cost UAH 165 million.

“It took us a long time to deliver them here—about six months—but today they have finally been delivered and the guys can perform combat missions,” stated Metinvest representatives.

The soldiers have also been trained to properly own and operate these combat boats.

CB90 boats are designed to perform a multitude of tasks. They can be used for amphibious operations, surveillance, and as patrol boats or special fire support craft.

Катер CB90 Головне управління розвідки України. Червень 2024. Україна. Фото: ТСН

“The boats are good, very powerful. They will be used to destroy the enemy,” the DIU representative commented.

The CB90 high-speed armored landing craft was developed by the Swedish company Dockstavarvet.

It can also be used for reconnaissance, mining, surveillance, and intelligence data gathering. For the latter, a surveillance radar is installed on board.

The boat is capable of carrying up to 21 marines in full combat gear, or cargo up to 4.5 tons. The troops are placed in the central part of the boat under the wheelhouse and disembark via the bow ramp. Due to its shallow draft, the boat can land on an unprepared shore.

Катер CB90 Головне управління розвідки України. Червень 2024. Україна. Фото: ТСН

The CB90 is armed with three turrets located behind the wheelhouse and one on each side. They can be equipped with a Browning M2HB 12.7mm machine gun or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher. In addition, the boat can be armed with RBS 17 SSM (Hellfire) light anti-ship missiles for strike or sabotage missions, and can carry four 2.8-ton sea mines or six depth charges.

The combat boat is equipped with two 600 kW diesel engines and two water-jet propulsions, which allow it to perform sharp maneuvers and reach speeds of up to 45 km in shallow coastal waters.

Катер CB90 Головне управління розвідки України. Червень 2024. Україна. Фото: ТСН

It’s worth noting that the Dutch government is set to deliver several dozen of these boats to Ukraine.

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