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Desan Upgrades Slovenian Patrol Vessel

Desan Upgrades Slovenian Patrol Vessel

Turkish Desan, the Croatian Iskra Brodogradilište and the Ljubljana-based Panna Plus will upgrade the patrol boat Triglav, operating in the northern Adriatic, where the country has a small coastline. ASELSAN is also participating in the upgrade, which will provide the electronics.
As part of this order, the ship Triglav will also receive a long-range acoustic system, which enables ships to transmit sound messages in a targeted manner and can be used as a non-lethal weapon. In the tender documentation, the Ministry requested that the noise should reach the threshold of 149 decibels.
A new feature on the vessel will also be a system for detecting and operating against unmanned aerial vehicles, which, according to the tender's requirements, must enable the detection and tracking of unmanned aerial vehicles on the electromagnetic spectrum.
The Ministry also warned the bidders in the public procurement of the possible presence of asbestos on the ship, which must be removed. According to Dnevnik, removing this from most of the insulating materials also complicated the ship's maintenance, which has been moored in Trieste since 2020.

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They stated that the contract awarded for the planned modernization and re-armament of the ship is worth €13,145,315 excluding VAT and includes the installation of a remote-controlled armament station equipped with a 30mm Mk44 Bushmaster automatic cannon. The manufacturer and integrator of the armament station is the company Aselsan.
The Triglav is a 375-ton Russian-built Svetlyak-class patrol boat armed with a 30mm gun and heavy machine guns. It is 49 meters in length, 10 meters in width, cruise Speed: 8.4 knots, maximum 15.0 kn.
 

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