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dont they have enough of those patrol boats already? I think it will be better if they relegate all efforts to building bigger ships such as destroyers and frigates which the russian navy numerically and qualitively lacks in.
Vympel wrote:Does the Project 22160 have a Soviet-era predecessor that its replacing?
sepheronx wrote:Any new news on this interesting vessel?
George1 wrote:Russian Navy to Receive First of Six Patrol Ships by 2016
The first of six new patrol ships designed to combat piracy in the Horn of Africa under the Russian Navy's project will enter into service by the end of 2016, according to Captain Ι Rank Vladimir Tryapichnikov.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The first of six new patrol ships to combat piracy under the Russian Navy's project will enter into service by the end of 2016, the Navy Ship Building Directorate head, Captain Ι Rank Vladimir Tryapichnikov, said on Saturday.
"Naturally, the ship was designed to combat piracy in the Horn of Africa. We have designed six ships of this class, and expect the first-in-class Vasily Bykov by the end of 2016," Tryapichnikov said in an interview with Ekho Moskvy radio station.
"Patrol ships are really a novelty for the Navy. We analyzed the situation and understand that this ship should not be fitted with missile weapons, but fly the St. Andrew flag in different regions of the World Ocean," he elaborated.
Tryapichnikov explained that the patrol ships will be armed with large- and small-caliber artillery systems, as well as speedboats and a helicopter.
Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150530/1022745984.html#ixzz3bcWPfsYU
And of course how a patrol ship can operate so far from Russia?
TheArmenian wrote:Rogozin is being explained about the Project 22160 patrol ship:
The specs that are visible on the chart mention a displacement of 1700 T, a length of 91 m and an armament that includes:
76 mm gun
12.7 mm machine guns
DP 64 and 65 anti diver grenade launchers
Option of a "container" launched system