MIL-OSI Russia: The newest patrol ship “Sergei Kotov” will be launched on January 29

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

On January 29, at the Zaliv Shipyard (Kerch), the launching ceremony of the fourth patrol ship of project 22160 Sergey Kotov will take place.

It was built at the Zelenodolsk plant named after A.M. Gorky together with the Kerch shipbuilders. The readiness to launch the ship was reported to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, at a working meeting, where issues of surface shipbuilding were considered.

The ships of the project 22160 were designed by the Northern Design Bureau (St. Petersburg) by order of the Main Command of the Russian Navy and are intended to carry out patrol services for the protection of territorial waters, patrolling a 200-mile exclusive economic zone in the open and closed seas, performing anti-piracy activities, searching and providing assistance to damaged ships and vessels, environmental monitoring of the environment in peacetime, escorting ships and vessels at sea, as well as naval bases and water areas, as well as operations in distant sea and ocean zones.

These ships with a displacement of no more than 1,700 tons provide a long-term presence in the far sea zone (autonomy – 60 days). The maximum speed of the ships is not less than 25 knots, they are designed to ensure comfortable conditions for the crew (60 people). To increase the search potential and conduct search and rescue operations on ships, the basing of a 12-ton helicopter is provided. In addition, the ships are equipped with radio-technical and hydroacoustic weapons, as well as electronic countermeasures.

The ship, which was laid down on May 8, 2016, was named after the Rear Admiral of the USSR Navy, a participant in the Great Patriotic War, Hero of the Soviet Union Sergei Nikolaevich Kotov by the Order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy. “Sergey Kotov” will join the Black Sea Fleet.

To date, three ships of Project 22160 (the lead ship Vasily Bykov, the first from the Dmitry Rogachev series, the second from the Pavel Derzhavin series) are already serving in the Black Sea Fleet.

On the stocks of JSC “Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky” construction of two more units of this project is underway – “Victor the Great” and “Nikolay Sipyagin”.

Earlier, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, said that the Joint Training Center of the Navy in St. Petersburg has begun implementing a plan for 2021 to train crews being built for the Navy of warships. In January, the crews of the mine defense ships of project 12700 Pyotr Ilyichev and Georgy Kurbatov, being built for the Russian Navy at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard, as well as the crew of the patrol ship of project 22160 Sergey Kotov, built at the Zelenodolsk shipyard, will begin training. The crews of the new ships have already arrived at the Joint Training Center.

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