By TASS Russian news agency
The boat was unveiled at Army 2021 international military and technical forum.
A major feature of the DS-RIB boat is its pneumatic system that inflates the boat in 45 seconds with a high-pressure air tank at sea. The boat can also be airlifted on a helicopter’s external sling.
The new boat has been developed with the use of innovative materials, the Kalashnikov Group’s press office said.
“The assault boat has the innovative drop stitch material for the first time. It has made it possible to give a fully inflatable boat the seaworthiness of planing boats with RIB inflatable boards. The inflatable deck made of the drop stitch material fully replaces the folding rigid floor used in inflatable boats.”Rybinsk Shipyard CEO Sergei Antonov
The boat has been developed in the DS-RIB 450 and DS-RIB 540 versions that are designed to carry eight and 10-12 servicemen, respectively.
The DS-RIB 450 is 4.5 m long, 1.85 m wide, weighs 70 kg and can carry 8 people. The boat is powered by a 50 hp LS engine. The cruising speed is 50-60 km/h.
As it is for teh DS-RIB 530, it can hold 10 to 12 people. This boat is 5.4 m long, 2.34 m wide and weighs 110 kg. The cruising speed is 40-60km/h with two 30hp SS engines.