76 Mm Cannons for The New Bulgarian Corvettes

76 Mm Cannons for The New Bulgarian Corvettes
76 Mm Cannons for The New Bulgarian Corvettes

The steel cutting ceremony for the two MMPV patrol corvettes to be built for the Bulgarian Navy was held at the MTG Dolphin shipyards in Varna, Bulgaria, and the management of the German defence organisation NVL Group.


Bulgaria and Germany signed a contract to build the two corvettes in March 2020 at an estimated $ 463m. Construction work began almost two years after the contract was signed. However, the exact armament of the two ships had not been determined at this point. The corvettes will be 90 metres long with a displacement of 2,300 tonnes. They will be delivered to the Bulgarian Navy between 2025 and 2026.

76 Mm Cannons for The New Bulgarian Corvettes

Bulgaria and Germany agreed to build the two corvettes in March 2020 for an estimated $ 463 million. Work on the construction began almost two years after the contract was signed. The German organisation intends to equip the two corvettes with the 76 mm OTO Melara cannon and the 27 mm Mauser MLG27 fully automatic cannon Station. In terms of missile equipment, they are considering installing the RIM-116 RAM system in an anti-aircraft and anti-missile role with a range of 10 km and the anti-ship RBS 15 with a range of up to 185 km.

76 Mm Cannons for The New Bulgarian Corvettes


The MMPV ships are intended to replace the Bulgarian Fleet's Project 12412 "Pauk-2" ships "Reshitelni" and "Bodri," which were delivered in 1989-1991.