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Vympel Shipyard to complete two Project 12418 missile vessels


ABS Electro Company supplied technical control systems and secondary switchboards to Vympel Shipyard for project 12418 Molniya-class missile boats under construction, the company said.


Vympel Shipyard to complete two Project 12418 missile vessels The two missile boats, originally laid in 1991-1992 at the shipyard "Vympel" were export Project 12421 with the "Mosquito" antiship missile system. Export customers were never found and since the mid-1990s, the two boats are in an unfinished form (and never launched in the water) at the shipyard (Picture Source: d-tatarinov / sdelanounas.ru)


The delivery of the technical control systems and secondary switchboards was made "to complete and modernize the missile boats (#09301 and 09302) for the Russian Defense Ministry," it said.

The Project 12418 missile boat is designed to fight the enemy’s surface ships, boats and vessels both independently and within a formation. The boat has a displacement of 510 tons, a length of 56.9 meters, a maximum speed of 40 knots and endurance of 2,300 miles.

The Project 12418 missile boat is armed with the AK-176M 76mm artillery gun, the Uran missile system comprising 16 missiles in four launch tubes, AK-630M 30mm artillery systems and 12 surface-to-air missiles of the Igla mobile air defence missile system.

Vympel Shipyard is located in Rybinsk in the Yaroslavl region and specializes in the production of medium and small sea and river vessels, as well as military and civilian boats. ABS Electro is a St. Petersburg affiliate of VNIIP-Progress Company.


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