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    Re: Project 23550 Arctic patrol ship

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:25 pm

    Project 23550 Arctic patrol ship Ivan Papanin has been laid down in St. Petersburg thumbsup

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    Project 23550 Arctic patrol ship

    Post  TheArmenian on Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:12 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Project 23550 Arctic patrol ship Ivan Papanin has been laid down in St. Petersburg thumbsup

    The laying down ceremony happened one day earlier than scheduled.
    Second ship of the project 23550 class will be named: Nikolai Zubov.

    The ships specifications:

    Displacement  : 8500 tons
    Overall length : 110 m  
    Overall width  : 20 m
    Draught         : 6 m

    Maximum speed: 16 knots
    Max ice thickness: 1.5 m
    Autonomy        : 60 days

    Armament       :
    One 76 mm AK176MA main gun
    Two 14.5 mm machine guns
    Hangar for : helicopter and UAVs  
    Hangar for :2 RAPTOR class attack boats or 2 quad containers for KALIBR missiles

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    Re: Project 23550 Arctic patrol ship

    Post  George1 on Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:41 am

    The head icebreaking patrol ship "Ivan Papanin" project 23550

    April 19, 2017 at the JSC "Admiralteyskie Verfi" (the enterprise is part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) in St. Petersburg, the ceremony of laying the head of the multi functional patrol ship of the ice class "Ivan Papanin" project 23550 (code "Arctic") for the Russian Navy, The serial number is 02460.

    The solemn event was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Deputy General Director of Admiralty Shipyards Andrey Bystrov.

    "Today we are present at a momentous event - the laying of the newest patrol ship of the ice class," Andrei Bystrov addressed the participants of the solemn ceremony. - Admiralty shipyards have always been a platform for the construction of high-tech science-intensive ships of a new type, and today's laying is a clear continuation of this tradition. We have no doubt that the new ship "Ivan Papanin" will be built in contract terms and with high quality. "

    An important event in the history of the Navy and military shipbuilding was named by the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev: "This is a unique, multi-functional ship that is very necessary for the fleet. This year marks exactly 80 years with the organization of the first drifting station "North Pole", and the construction of a new patrol ship of the ice class will undoubtedly become a new stage in this direction. And we are sure that shipbuilders of the glorified Admiralty shipyards will once again successfully solve all the tasks set. "

    The universal patrol ship of the ice class of the project 23550 Ivan Papanin, designed by the Almaz Central Design Bureau (part of the USC), will combine the functionality of the tug, patrol ship and icebreaker capable of overcoming ice up to 1.5m thick. The project refers to promising developments in the interests of the Navy .

    The contract for the construction of a series of two patrol icebreakers was signed on April 25, 2016, the construction of the main ship began in September 2016. The head patrol ship of the ice class "Ivan Papanin" will be transferred to the Russian Navy after 2020.

    The ship is designed to protect and monitor Arctic water resources; Convoying and towing to the port of detained vessels; Support and support of supply vessels; Participation in rescue operations; Transportation of special cargoes. A new multifunctional vessel is capable of effectively performing tasks in the Arctic zone both independently and as a part of groupings (detachments) of warships, and also to carry out escort functions on Arctic communications. In addition, Ivan Papanin has the necessary weapons for artillery strikes against sea, coastal and air targets.

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    Re: Project 23550 Arctic patrol ship

    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:08 am

    The question remains will Russia build more of this class then two?. I mean if they really wanna hold the most of the artic they will need more then two of these things.

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