By TASS Russian news agency
“Deputy Navy Commander-in-Chief for armaments Igor Mukhametshin, chief adviser to USC CEO Viktor Chirkov and Chief Designer of project 12700 minesweepers Alexander Kalinin attended the ceremony,”
Minesweepers of project 12700 have the biggest fiberglass hull in the world. It is more durable compared to steel hulls and ensures better survivability. The service life of monolith fiberglass hull is longer than that of low-magnetic steel and the weight of the hull is considerably lower. The displacement is close to 900 tons, the length is over 60 meters and the width is 10 meters. The speed is 16.5 knots. The crew comprises 44 men. The ship can operate various flails and remotely guided and unmanned underwater craft.