Belgian coastal patrol Vessel BNS Pollux conducts gunnery exercise

According to information published by the Belgian Navy on January 28, 2022, the coast Patrol Vessel BNS Pollux conducted gunnery training with the SeadeFNder remotely operated weapon system.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Belgian coastal Patrol Vessel BNS Pollux (Picture source: Belgian Navy)

The BNS Pollux (P902) is a Belgian coastal Patrol Vessel of the Navy component of the Belgian Armed Forces. The tasks of this patrol vessel or Ready Duty Ship (RDS) include the fishing watch, participation in multinational fishing controls, participation for the European control agency in fisheries control in European Union waters, sampling of oil pollution, and combating pollution.

The one-man bridge vessel is equipped with a secure communication system "ASTRID" which enables the crew to communicate with coast guard partners and the emergency services.

She is powered by 2 MTU diesel engines with a top speed of 40kts and is armored with portable weapons and 1 SeadeFNder (stabilized and remote-controlled gun)on the turret made by the Belgian company FN.