By TASS Russian News Agency
“The shipyard has already built ten boats, which ensure security of various events.”Head of the Navy Shipbuilding Department, Ilyas Shigalov
The boats will operate in the Baltic fleet.
Project 21980 boats are designed to protect Russian naval bases. Their main mission is to fight subversion and terrorist groups in naval bases.
The boat is 31-meter long and has a displacement of 138 tons. Full speed is 23 knots and the range is 200 miles. The crew comprises eight men. Autonomous navigation is five days. The boat is armed with Igla portable antiaircraft missile weapon, 14.5mm MPTU machinegun and grenade launchers DP-65 and DP-64. It is equipped with acoustic sonar Anapa, MP-231 navigation radar, MTK-201M3 optical-electronic device for the acquisition of close air and surface areas, and Kalmar submarine detection system.