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 US provided speedboats for Ukraine’s special forces. They are already training to use them at Odessa naval base. PHOTOS

Five American Willard Sea Force 730 and Sea Force 11M speedboats (seven and 11 meters long respectively), which the United States handed over to Ukraine are being successfully mastered in Odesa.

This is stated by editor of the Ukrainian Military Portal Taras Chmut on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

According to him, the price of an 11-meter boat is about $850,000. The seven meter boat costs around $350,000 (price varies depending on configuration and contract conditions).

Four boats will go to the Naval special forces in Odessa and Ochakiv, and a seven-meter will give the search and rescue service of the Navy.

See more: US-Ukraine Navy exercise commences in Black Sea. PHOTO

"The options on these boats are great - each is equipped worth Furuno navigation radar. There are gun mounts for 7.62-mm machine guns, which is extremely important for the Special Forces. They also come with a number of expendables, spare parts and tools, as well as warranty service from the manufacturer! In addition, the Americans will be training those who will maintain and operate them for two weeks, which will greatly reduce the chances of breaking such important equipment. What are these boats for? For special forces units - for quiet and fast delivery of groups to a certain area, to patrol bases, deployment locations, ports, for raids, for anti-sabotage defense, as inspection to check vessels. For search and rescue units - for quick search on the water. The Ukrainian Navy needs dozens of such boats. Let us hope that the aid of our allies will not be limited to these," Chmut wrote.

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