June 1, 2021 (Microsoft Translation) – Today, the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk – held a solemn ceremony of the first lifting of the Russian Navy flag on the latest serial high-speed transport and landing boat of the type “BK-16” project 02510.
The ceremony was led by the Chief of Staff of the Northern Fleet, Rear Admiral Vladimir Vorobyev. He noted that this significant event coincided with the celebration of the 288th anniversary of the northern fleet, congratulated the crew of the boat and wished him to cope with all the tasks.
The BK-16 project boat was built at the Rybinsk Shipyard in accordance with the program of equipping modern weapons, military and special equipment of the Russian Navy and military units.
After mooring and running tests in accordance with the orders of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy and commander of the Northern Fleet, the high-speed transport and landing boat is included in the special forces units of the Northern Fleet.
The boat is designed for the transfer and landing of landings, its fire support, participation in anti-aircraft and rescue operations, fight against piracy and terrorism, transportation of light cargo.
The boat’s combat complex is a remotely operated combat module developed by the Kalashnikov concern. The module has armor protection from 7.62 mm caliber bullets and gyrostabilization on two aus, which increases the accuracy of its firing during pitching.
The boat is able to develop a speed of up to 45 knots and carry out landings on the unequipped coast numbering up to 19 people.