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Volvo Penta Cuts Off Supples Of Its Engines To Russian Military

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Volvo Penta Cuts Off Supples Of Its Engines To Russian Military

Coast guard small patrol boat, Project 21850. IMAGE: Ao “Ssz “Vympel”

Sweden’s Volvo Penta has cut off supplies of its engines to the Russian military thus slowing down the renewal of the Navy.

Volvo Penta engines have been used in Chibis coast guard small patrol boats (Project 21850) and Mordoviya and Evgeniy Kocheshkov air-cushioned landing crafts (Project 1232.2).

Volvo Penta engines have been also included in the Yastreb small high-speed patrol boat (Project 12260) export project.

In 2014, German’s MTU already suspended supplies of its MTU 16V4000M90 engines, which had been used in Project 21630 (Buyan-M) corvettes. The move was caused by anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the US and its allies. As a result of this situation, the MTU engines were put only on five ships handed over to the Russian Navy in 2014-2015. Then, the rest of ships were equipped with China-made CHD622V20 20-cylinder diesels instead of MTU 16V4000M90 engines.

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