By TASS Russian news agency
“The shipyard has been building the special-designation boats of the project since 2008. So far, it has handed over to the customer ten boats. The new boat is the thirteenth in the series,” it said.
The boats have to guard Russian naval bases. The modern equipment and a high seaworthiness allow engaging in a broad range of missions.
The boats have modern electronic equipment, such as Anapa sonar against hostile underwater swimmers, MP-231 radar, MTK-201 M3 optical-electronic complex, Kalmar complex to detect underwater objects.
Zelenodolsk Shipyard has to build another three boats of project 21980 by a contract with the Defense Ministry by late 2022. One boat is to be ready in 2021 and another two in 2022. The shipyard laid two boats in August 2020.