walle83 wrote:George1 wrote:New "Raptor" type boat launched for the baltic fleet. The first for 2017
Some data on Raptor boats construction for Russian Navy:
This is the first boat of the project 03160, built by the Pella plant in 2017, and the fourth, built under a new contract for the Construction of eight boats of this type, concluded with the Russian Defense Ministry in May 2016.
Earlier, two boats of this contract joined the Black Sea Fleet on May 8, 2017, and another boat was transferred to the Baltic Fleet.
Earlier, under the previous contract in 2014, the Pella plant passed to the Ministry of Defense of Russia eight project 03160 vessels during 2015 - four planned for the 2014 program and four under the 2015 program. Of these boats, seven are officially listed as part of the Russian Navy as anti-sabotage boats. In fact, according to known data, these boats are used in fleets as part of naval reconnaissance points for special purposes. Of these, two boats are part of the Baltic Fleet, based on Kronstadt, and the remaining five are part of the Black Sea Fleet, based on Novorossiysk and Sevastopol.
Another cutter of project 03160 P-344 with building number 706, commissioned in August 2015, was built in the form of a communications boat - in fact, as a traveling boat for VIP transport.
The head boat (prototype) of the RM-15 project 03160 Raptor, designed and built by Pella on the instructions of the Russian Navy, was launched at the plant on August 15, 2013 and handed over to the Navy in 2014, also now being part of the Black Sea Fleet. Thus, "Pella" has built a total of 13 boats project 03160.
So in total we have
BLS fleet: 8 boats
BAL fleet: 4 boats + 1 boat for VIP transport
So a copie of the swedish CB90 fast assault ship.