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    Russia Resumes Construction of High-Speed Hydrofoil Ship Kometa

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    Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said that Russia is resuming the construction of a high-speed hydrofoil craft of the Kometa type and will be ready to export the vessel.

    HERAKLION (Sputnik) — Russia is resuming the construction of a high-speed hydrofoil craft of the Kometa type and will be ready to export the vessel, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov told Sputnik on Friday.

    He was speaking on Crete after a meeting of a Russian-Greek commission on economic, industrial, scientific and technological cooperation, where he was asked if Kometa was being exported to Greece. Greece bought high-speed craft from Russia 30 years ago.

    "There are no sales yet, but the production of Kometas has been launched again," Sokolov said.


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