miketheterrible wrote:But the 10410 has all parts made in Russia. A modernization to shape of vessel isn't a daunting task and if it works with the current designed engines than it's good
Plus work on it has existed for quite a while so building more of them won't be really all that expensive.
Compared to Svetlak-class Rubin-class has double the size, double range, triple endurance, requires third fewer crew and has helicopter pad and hangar
Svetlak-class is also 30 years old platform, even with upgrades it's just auxiliary boat now
Nothing about Svetlak justifies trying to use it as replacement for Rubin, it can only be used for low priority very short range missions
Rubin needs proper replacement, talk about Svetlak is just FSB trying to not come off looking like morons same as Navy did with Gremashis (they both failed pathetically in those attempts)
Toyota can't replace BTR, Svetlak can't replace Rubin
They need to spend less time on saving face and more on doing their jobs (also, Bykov-class is made locally as well)