Vympel Shipyard launches fourth Grachonok-class special purpose boat for Federal National Guard Troops Service
On 19 September 2019, Vympel Shipyard (Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Region based shipyard, part of the Kalashnikov Concern) launched the Grachonok-class special purpose boat, the last in a series of four boats delivered by the shipyard to the Federal National Guard Troops Service, the shipyard says in a press release.
The launching ceremony was attended by Rear Admiral Andrey Shatayev, Head of Maritime Administration, Federal National Guard Troops Service; Colonel-General Oleg Kozlov, Hero of the Russian Federation, Commander, Southern Military District, Federal National Guard Troops Service; Dmitry Glushkov, Acting Director of the Department for Investments and Industry of the Yaroslavl Region; Oleg Goncharov, Managing Director of Vympel shipyard.
Upon completion of mooring, sea and state trials, the boat will be delivered to the customer and will be deployed for operation in the Baltic Sea.
The boat is designed to combat sabotage and terrorist threats. It is fitted with a state-of-the-art equipment for a wide range of tasks. It’s speed is up to 23 knots. The boat can survive storm of up to force 4.
Vympel Shipyard specializes in building medium- light-tonnage seagoing and river vessels and boats both for military and civil sectors. Since its inception in 1930, the company has built more than 30,000 ships of various types. Over the past 40 years, the shipbuilding company has delivered more than 1,800 boats to 29 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa and South America. Vympel Shipyard is building serial combat missile / patrol boats of new generation, high-speed SAR boats, FF1 ships, hydrographic survey and fishing vessels, tugs and other dedicated fleet. Vympel Shipyard also provides warranty / maintenance service for its products.
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