Pella Shipyard launches patrol boat of Project 03160 for RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet (photo)
Pella Shipyard (Leningrad Region) says it has launched the patrol boat of Project 03160. Upon completion of tests the boat will be delivered to the state customer and join the Baltic Fleet of RF Navy.
Boats of Project 03160 are intended to perform the following operations at day-time and at night: the transportation of group of at least 20 persons providing the highest possible embarkation and debarkation; duties in assigned areas; intercept and arrest of small targets; rescue of people in areas of duty. Navigation area – coastal areas, straits, estuaries standing off a place of shelter within 100 miles.
Main dimensions: length max. – about 17 m, width max. – about 4.0 m, fixed height - about 3.5 m, draught – about 0.9 m, crew – 3, special staff - 20, speed – about 50 knots, total power – 2,300 h.p.
Armored protection - Armored panels of "4" classes of bullet proof capacity. Windows having 39 mm bullet proof glass.
Military equipment - Remote-operated complex with gyrostabilizer optical-electronic module: caliber – 14.5 m; range of target detection – 3,000 m; rifle range - 2,000 m, 2 off machine rifle of model 6P41 “Pecheneg” having 7.62 mm caliber on bracket mount.
Pella Shipyard based in Russia’s Leningrad region was founded in 1950. In 1992 Pella was privatized as Pella Holding Co. comprising the head office and several subsidiaries. The shipbuilding firm specializes in building tractor tugs with rated power of 1,000hp to 5,000hp, push boats, escort tugs, pilot boats and SAR boats for Russian customers and for foreign customers.