IMDS 2019: Kalashnikov exports BK-10 and BK-16 boats


The Kalashnikov Concern signed the first export contracts for amphibious assault BK-10 and BK-16 boats and has already begun the supplies, Rosoboronexport Deputy CEO Igor Sevastyanov said at the naval salon in St. Petersburg.


Kalashnikov exports BK 10 and BK 16 boats BK-16 at IMDS 2019 (Picture source: Navy Recognition)


"We have to mention the transport and amphibious assault boats BK-10 and BK-16 of Kalashnikov Concern. Some contracts have been signed and supplies began. I hope we shall together promote the brand of Kalashnikov and the USC," he said.

In 2017, Kalashnikov said South Africa was eyeing 12 boats of both modifications, as well as the Philippines and Argentina.

The BK-16 FAC is intended for offshore operations, troops transporting, fire support, counter-piracy and counter-terror missions and search-and-rescue (SAR) operations. According to the official catalogue of the Kalashnikov Group, the FAC has a full displacement of 19.5 t, a length of 16.45 m, a width of 4.0 m, a draught of 0.87 m, a height over waterline of 4.33 m. It has a crew of two members and can transport up to 19 servicemen. The craft features a cruising range of 400 nautical miles and an endurance of one day. The BK-16 is powered by two engines with a power output of 780 hp each. The FAC demonstrated at the Army-2017 international military-technical forum received a remote control weapon station (RCWS) with a heavy machinegun (HMG) and several medium machineguns.

The BK-10 craft also intended for offshore operations, personnel transportation, troop landing on unprepared beaches, fire support, counter-piracy and counter-terror missions, medical evacuation and salvage services. According to the official catalogue of the Kalashnikov Group, the BK-10 FAC has a full displacement of 6.6 t, a length of 10.48 m, a width of 3.7 m, a draught of 0.6 m, a height over waterline of 2.8 m, a maximum speed of 40 knots and an economical speed of 22 knots. It has a crew of two members and can transport up to 10 servicemen. The craft features a cruising range of 400 nautical miles and an endurance of one day. The BK-10 is powered by two engines with a power output of 300 hp each.

The 9th naval salon will continue in St. Petersburg until July 14. 45 official delegations from 33 countries and 28 companies from 19 countries are participating.


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