SAFE Boats contracted for Ukraine’s first two Mk VI patrol boats

 Mark VI

The U.S. Department of Defense on 5 January 2021 reported that SAFE Boats International LLC has been awarded a US$ 19 million order to launch production of Ukraine's Mk VI first patrol boats.

SAFE Boats International LLC, Bremerton, Washington, was awarded a $19,969,119 not-to-exceed, firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for long lead time material and associated pre-production and planning support for two MK VI patrol boats to be delivered to the government of Ukraine. Work will be performed in Rock Hill, South Carolina (69%); Kent, Washington (21%); Woodinville, Washington (5%); Bellingham, Washington (4%); and Seattle, Washington (1%), and is expected to be completed by December 2022. Fiscal 2020 Title 10 Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funding in the amount of $5,463,500 was obligated at award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. (Awarded Dec. 31, 2020)

Earlier in Jun 2020, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has announced that the U.S. State Department has cleared a possible $600 million foreign military sale of sixteen Mark VI patrol boats to Ukraine. The first six of these Mk VI patrol boats will be supplied on basis of US military aid, and the remaining ten will have to be paid for by Ukraine from its own budget.