The Alekseev Central Design Bureau for hydrofoil vessels has already completed the creation of a draft design. Previously, the company announced the imminent start of construction of the first 54-toned WIG new A-050 series.
According to Georgy Antsev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Clinical Hospital, “the level of project preparation today is such that the enterprise is ready to begin construction of the head sample.
He stressed that “A-050 has very good aero-hydrodynamic characteristics, and an ekranoplan has already been successfully tested in a wind tunnel and on a hydro channel.
Georgy Antsev stressed that the A-050 ekranoplan will be equipped with all-Russian avionics and a modern navigation and aerobatic complex, which was developed jointly with the Aviation Equipment Research Institute.
According to him, at the same time, negotiations are underway with potential WIG customers. Antsev stressed that the ground effect vehicle is ideally suited for use in the interests of the Federal Border Service, the Federal Guard Service, the Emergencies Ministry and the near zone patrols in the interests of the Russian Navy.
The defense ministry of the Russian Federation set a task for developers to create a platform for an EKV with a payload capacity of up to 240-300 tons by the 2020 year.
“Their most important problem was reliability, which determined their further fate,” said Igor Kasatonov, former first deputy head of the Russian Navy, a year ago.