Crimea continues to supply the Russian Navy with patrol ships

Despite the fact that our Navy is rapidly recovering its combat capability and returning to the oceans, until recently it still had one weakness, namely, the lack of patrol ships to fight pirates.

Previously, this task was assigned to "watchdogs". However, the latter could operate only in the near sea zone and needed anti-ship and anti-aircraft cover from the larger ships.

However, it seems that Russia has successfully coped with this problem. Last week, the Crimean shipyard Zaliv launched the fourth patrol ship of Project 22160, designed to protect water areas and escort civilian ships anywhere in the world ocean.

The vessel, named "Sergey Kotov", has a displacement of 1800 tons and dimensions of 94x14 meters. In the basic version, the ship is equipped with a 76-mm gun mount AK176MA, two machine guns and a launcher for short-range anti-aircraft missiles for 8 cells.

In addition, a helicopter and up to 4 patrol UAVs are based on board the "Sergei Kotov". This should be more than enough to fight pirates. However, the uniqueness of the Project 22160 ships lies in the modular principle of armament. If required, the design allows the ship to be equipped with two containers for 4 missiles "Caliber" or "Uranus".

A total of four such ships are planned for the series. In general, the Crimean "Zaliv" can be said to have received a rebirth since the times of the USSR. Today the shipyard has orders for three years in advance, and new ships are launched almost every six months.

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  1. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 14 February 2021 10: 28
    Crimea 70% lives on subsidies from the Center. We give money to Crimea, for this money, Crimea does something and say that this is Crimea ..
    1. avg Offline avg
      avg (Alexander) 14 February 2021 11: 19
      Who are "we? Gulchatay! Show your face?
      1. Pivander Offline Pivander
        Pivander (Alex) 14 February 2021 13: 27
        Probably these are those who dig the seas so that the ships of the Russian Federation could walk on them.
    2. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
      Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 16 February 2021 06: 54
      How could it be otherwise? Do you think even if we take Russia from the world of science fiction - would it be different to occupy Ukraine? So they would not build a fleet, but one more palace!
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 15 February 2021 09: 30
    And the city of Nikolaev could build such ships for the Russian Navy. But the Westerners ruling in Ukraine prefer to buy American rubber boats for more than 300 thousand dollars apiece for the taxes of fellow citizens. And their own, Ukrainian workers were left without factories and without wages. And what is the glory?
  3. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 16 February 2021 06: 50
    Have pirates already appeared in the Black Sea?
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 17 February 2021 00: 25
      Have pirates already appeared in the Black Sea?

      Do you know? They recently brought rubber boats winked
      1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
        Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 17 February 2021 06: 53
        And who are these pirates capturing?