(Google Translation) – On May 28, at the Vympel Shipyard, which is part of the Kalashnikov Group of Companies, a river patrol boat, of an unknown project, was launched.
Vympel has already designed and built four offshore boats of this project. The new boat with serial number 01409 is designed to serve on river and coastal sections of the state border. The design of the boat was carried out by the advanced shipbuilding department of Vympel Shipyard, taking into account the wishes of the Border Service of the Federal Security Service of Russia to improve technical characteristics, habitability, and increase speed.
A fundamentally different hull form compared to the marine Manatees is due to the need to reduce draft while maintaining the same speed characteristics. A draft of 0.9 meters will enable the boat to perform tasks on shallow rivers. For landing, a ramp is provided on the boat. To deliver the viewing groups, the team will be able to use the Vympel-500 high-speed speedboat, the descent of which from the stern slip can be carried out with excitement up to 3 points. The boat is equipped with modern radio-technical weapons, two combat modules and an armored wheelhouse.
The river “Manatee” can tow vessels with a displacement of up to 500 tons at a speed of up to 4 knots. The boat is designed for a crew of twelve people. There are places for up to 9 people of special staff.
After carrying out mooring, running and state tests, the boat will be transferred to the customer.
Displacement (full) – 115 t
length – 33.7 m
Width – 5.8 m
Draft – 0.9 m
Maximum speed – 19 knots