Login

 

Forgot password?
Vote
Will Russian Black Sea Fleet leave Ukrainian territory in the near future?
 Hope so
 No
 Never!
History of votings
submarines shipbuilding Black Sea Fleet exercise Pacific Fleet Russian Navy Northern Fleet strategy cooperation Ukraine visits Russia piracy missiles trials Sevastopol history Sevmash presence contracts drills Baltic Fleet industry incident anti-piracy shipyards frigate Gulf of Aden training Somalia India developments reforms opinion Borei procurements policy Russia - India aircraft carrier Crimea arms exports USA St. Petersburg France financing tests Bulava Yury Dolgoruky US Navy Serdiukov Mediterranean cruise Zvezdochka NATO innovations United Shipbuilding Corporation Indian Navy Medvedev Arctic agreements commission Admiral Gorshkov Admiralteyskie Verfi Vladivostok Mistral accident hijacking corvettes overhaul anniversary Russia - France Admiral Kuznetsov Rosoboronexport Vysotsky ceremony event Yantar Severomorsk defense order negotiations conflict aircraft China deployment naval aviation Black Sea Putin investigations Varyag coast guard Vikramaditya Novorossiysk landing craft marines crime Far East meeting Severnaya Verf scandals memorials traditions Syria escort Japan statistics South Korea Neustrashimy Yasen tenders Admiral Chabanenko convoys Marshal Shaposhnikov Ukrainian Navy Chirkov Severodvinsk problems reinforcement tension firings tragedy technology Baltic Sea Caspian Flotilla Almaz upgrade frontier service Moskva provocation search and rescue hostages court keel laying rumors Dmitry Donskoy Turkey helicopters shipwreck Kaliningrad Kilo class Atalanta Petr Veliky Admiral Panteleyev World War II Norway Admiral Vinogradov death Rubin Russia-Norway launching delivery

 

Search
Our friends russian navy weapons world sailing ships
 
Tell a friend Print version

Grachonok to Join Black Sea Fleet on May 7

Grachonok to Join Black Sea Fleet on May 7 17.04.2012
Text: RusNavy.com
Photo: Project 21980 boat. Zelenodolsk Shipyard Press Center
The ensign-hoisting ceremony on special-purpose boat Grachonok will be held on May 7, a source in Black Sea Fleet HQ told Central Navy Portal.

Project 21980 anti-terror boat Grachonok (serial number 982) is the second vessel in the series. The boat was built in Tatarstan at JSC Zelenodolsk Shipyard.

Lead boat of the project Ц P-104 Ц has been serving in Leningrad Naval Base since 2009. She took part in the International Maritime Defense Show 2011 and aroused great interest of experts and guests.

Main purpose of Grachonok-class boats is countering terrorist forces and facilities in basing sites of Russian Navy.

The project developer is Vympel Design Bureau (Nizhniy Novgorod). Up-to-date equipment and perfect navigability make those boats capable to perform wide range of tasks typical for larger vessels.

At present, Zelenodolsk Shipyard constructs the third Project 21980 boat meant for Black Sea Fleet.

Project 21980 anti-terror boat (serial number 982) was laid down in Zelenodolsk on May 7, 2010; launched in July 2011 and transferred to Novorossiysk for delivery trials. The acceptance certificate was signed in Oct 2011.

Basic characteristics of Project 21980 special-purpose boat:

Displacement: 139 tons
Dimensions: length Ц 31.05 meters; beam Ц 7.4 meters; draft Ц 1.85 meters
Full speed: 23 knots
Operating range: 200 miles
Endurance: 5 days
Armament: Igla SAM system (4 surface-to-air missiles), 14.5-mm pedestal machine gun mount, DP-65A counter-terror grenade launcher, DP-64 grenade launcher
Radioelectronics: MR-231 navigation radar, MT-201 optoelectronic observation system, Calmar sonar, Anapa counter-terror dipping sonar
Crew: 6 men

Back to the list





Back to news list