Russia’s Pella Shipyard has launched the navy’s 14th high-speed "Raptor" patrol boat.
Capable of reaching of up to 50 knots, the 16.9-metre by 4.1-metre ships are designed to patrol assigned maritime zones, including the coastal zone of seas, straits and mouths of rivers during ice-free periods.
The Project 03160 vessels, which are being built at the Otradnoye-based facility in the Leningrad region, will join the Baltic fleet of the Russian Navy upon delivery.
They can transport up to 20 persons and operate within 160 kilometres of the shore.
Powered by 1640kW engines, the boats are armed with a remotely controlled 14.5mm gun and two 7.62mm Pecheneg machine guns.
- Russian frigate Admiral Kasatonov to begin builder’s trials
- Russian shipyard confirms aircraft carrier’s repairs to be completed on time despite incident
- FEATURE | Russian warships in Spanish North Africa
- Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov sustains damage while in dry dock
- Russian corvette Gromkiy begins builder’s trials
Latest from Baird Maritime
- VESSEL REVIEW | Raju – Estonia’s new pollution-combating hybrid patrol ship
- VESSEL REVIEW | Kingston – Versatile Damen CSD for South Australian council
- VESSEL REVIEW | Bona Fide – Shrimps beware
- VESSEL REVIEW | 455298 – High-spec police landing craft for remote Australia
- VESSEL REVIEW | Anse Bleue and Cap Salomon – France looks east to serve west