TASS quotes Sergey Aksenov:
As part of the presidential assignment in the second half of this year, it is planned to organize the construction of two hydrofoil vessels in cooperation with the Kalashnikov Concern.
In this way, weapons The Kalashnikov concern is expanding its industrial presence and is now focusing on the production of sea transport.
Earlier, in Soviet times, hydrofoil vessels were mass-produced. The same Theodosia plant "More" was engaged in the production of SEC "Rocket" project 340. This vessel has a maximum travel speed of about 70 km / h.
Its passenger capacity is up to 66 people.
These vessels are widely spread: from the USSR to Finland, the USA and Nicaragua. Even at the height of the Cold War, the United States actively bought SECs from the Soviet Union and exploited them until the 1970s. And in Romania, the Soviet "missiles" were exploited until the 2001 year.