Two Project 03160 Raptors Launched at Pella Shipyard

April 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today at the new shipbuilding complex of Pella OJSC in St. Petersburg, a solemn ceremony of launching two patrol boats of project 03160 of the Raptor type took place.

The event was attended by Rear Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov, Head of the Shipbuilding Department of the Russian Navy, Herbert Tsaturov, Director General of Pella OJSC and shipbuilders of the plant.

On behalf of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, Rear Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov thanked the shipbuilders for the efficient work on the serial construction of the Raptor patrol boats for the Navy, carried out under a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense.

In a congratulatory speech by Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, which was read at the ceremony, in particular, it says: “The serial construction of the Raptor patrol boats plays an important role in ensuring the security of the naval base system in naval deployment zones. Along with the construction of ships of the sea and ocean zones, the High Command of the Navy pays great attention to the development of the base infrastructure, which in turn must be reliably protected. In this regard, the role of the Raptor patrol boats entering the fleets is extremely important. The operational experience of these boats shows their reliability, seaworthiness, excellent controllability and high speed.”

The Navy Commander-in-Chief also noted that “15th and 16th in a row serial Raptor boats built at the Pella plant and launched today will be included in the Russian Navy in June 2020. Currently, boat crews are being trained. After completion of the necessary tests, both boats will be part of the Baltic Fleet. ”

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