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The next mine defense ship of project 12700 “Georgy Kurbatov” will be solemnly launched tomorrow, September 30, at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) in St. Petersburg.

Representatives of the Main Command of the Russian Navy, the United Shipbuilding Corporation, the leadership of the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard and other organizations that are part of the cooperation for the construction of Project 12700 ships will take part in the ceremony of launching the ship.

According to the Main Command of the Navy, Project 12700 mine defense ships are a new generation of surface ships designed to effectively search for sea mines. In the near future, the equipment of mine-sweeping forces of the fleets of the Russian Navy will continue with Project 12700 ships, which have shown good results in the course of their intended use.

During the construction of the Project 12700 PMO ships at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard, the latest Russian technologies are used, which have no analogues in the world shipbuilding. The ships of this project have a unique, largest in the world hull made of monolithic fiberglass, formed by the method of vacuum infusion. The mass of such a case is less than a metal one, while its strength is significantly increased. Such a body is not subject to corrosion, and the service life, subject to operating standards, is practically unlimited.

Project 12700 was developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau in the interests of the Navy. These ships are designed to combat modern sea mines, which they can detect both in the water of sea areas and in sea soil. In this case, the ship may not enter the danger zone – search, identification and destruction of dangerous objects is carried out remotely using remotely controlled underwater vehicles and an unmanned boat.

For reference:

Project 12700 PMO ships:

Displacement – about 890 tons;

Length – 62 m;

Width – 10 m;

Crew – 44 people.

To combat mines, ships can use various types of trawls, as well as remote-controlled and autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles.

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