Two new patrol boats of project 03160 Raptor were launched in St. Petersburg. The launching ceremony took place at the Pella shipyard. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Navy.
Today at the new shipbuilding complex of Pella OJSC in St. Petersburg, a solemn ceremony of launching two patrol boats of project 03160 of the Raptor type took place
- said in a statement.
Currently, boat crews are being trained, after its completion both boats will be part of the Baltic fleet. The boat transfer ceremony is scheduled for June this year.
Recall that the Raptors are designed to patrol the coastal zone in the ice-free navigation period at any time of the day at a distance of up to 100 miles from the base. They can be part of the BDK, UDC with placement on board or in the docking chamber.
The main tasks also include ensuring the security of ships on unprotected raids, intercepting and detaining small targets, delivering troops (up to 20 people) with full weapons, and participating in search and rescue operations.
Boat speed - up to 48 knots (depends on the height of the waves). It is armed with the Uprava-Kord combat module with a heavy machine gun (14,5 mm) and two Pecheneg machine guns of 7,62 mm caliber.
The length of the boat is 16,9 meters, the width is 4,1 meters, the draft is 0,9 meters, and the crew is three people.