June 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – On June 19, a special launch boat “Rook” was launched at Vympel VSS. Director of the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation – Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard of the Russian Federation Viktor Zolotov, General Director of the Kalashnikov Group of Companies Vladimir Dmitriev, Governor of the Yaroslavl Region Dmitry Mironov, Managing Director of the Vimpel Shipyard Oleg Goncharov took part in the launching ceremony.
This is the first in a series of four special purpose boats that the Vympel shipyard is building in the interests of the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation. In 2017, Vympel and Rosgvardiya CVD signed a contract for the construction of four such boats.
The boat is designed to combat sabotage and terrorist forces in the waters and the adjacent basing points. Modern equipment and high seaworthy characteristics allow the boat to solve a wide range of tasks peculiar to ships of higher rank.
After launching, carrying out mooring and factory running trials, the boat will go to the place of service on the Black Sea, where it will have to pass state tests.