Vympel Shipyard in central Russia launched the second Project 21980 anti-sabotage boat

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Vympel Shipyard in central Russia launched the second Project 21980 anti-sabotage boat
 
The Vympel Shipyard in Rybinsk in central Russia has floated out the second Project 21980 Grachonok anti-sabotage boat, the shipyard’s press office said. "A solemn ceremony of floating out the Project 21980 boat (factory number No. 01222) took place at the shipyard. This is the second out of four anti-sabotage boats the Vympel Shipyard is currently building under a contract signed with the Defense Ministry," the press office said.
     
The Vympel Shipyard in Rybinsk in central Russia has floated out the second Project 21980 Grachonok anti-sabotage boat, the shipyard’s press office said. "A solemn ceremony of floating out the Project 21980 boat (factory number No. 01222) took place at the shipyard. This is the second out of four anti-sabotage boats the Vympel Shipyard is currently building under a contract signed with the Defense Ministry," the press office said. The second Project 21980 anti-sabotage boat. Picture: Vympel Shipyard JSC
     
When the dock tests are completed, the boat will head for the acceptance base in Gadzhyevo in the Murmansk Region in north Russia to undergo running and state trials, the press office added.

After that, the boat will join Russia’s Northern Fleet.

In accordance with the contract, the four boats are expected to be built before 2017. Two of the boats are planned to be delivered to the customer in 2016. All the Project 21980 anti-sabotage boats will join Russia’s Northern Fleet.

The Project 21980 Grachonok anti-sabotage boat has a displacement of 138 tons, a length of 31 meters and a maximum speed of 23 knots. Its crew totals 8.

The Project 21980 boat is designed to fight sabotage and terrorist groupings in Russia’s coastal waters.

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