Zelenodolsk A. Gorky Shipyard lays down yet another 22160-series patrol boat of Project 22160 (photo)
Tatarstan, Russia based Zelenodolsk A. Gorky Shipyard says it held a keel-laying ceremony on 13 January 2018 for the sixth ship in a series of fast response patrol cutters of project 22160.
The boat was named in hornour of Captain 3 Rank Nikolay Sipyagin, Hero of the Soviet Union, Commander of a battalion of patrol boats of the Black Sea Fleet.
The ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov, First Deputy to Chairman of the Military Industrial Commission Ivan Kharchenko, head of Zelenodolsk municipality Aleksandr Tygin, Director General of AK BARS HOLDING Ivan Yegorov, Director General of Zelenodolsk Shipyard Renat Mistakhov, etc.
The Nikolay Sipyagin is the fifth serial ship and the sixth ship of Project 22160 laid down by the shipyard.
The new generation 22160-series coast guard vessels were designed by St. Petersburg headquartered Severnoye Design Bureau to guard and protect the maritime economic zone and in case of hostilities to ensure sustainability of fleet forces and facilities in deployment areas.
They also engage in escorts and anti-piracy activities and search-and-rescue missions.
Endurance - 60 days, speed - 30 knots, displacement – 1,700 t, crew - 80 men, operational range – 6,000 nautical miles.
The ships are armed with 57mm artillery gun, an antiaircraft missile complex and machineguns. They can carry a Ka-27PS helicopter and are equipped with the latest radio-technical and hydro-acoustic means.
The 22160-design flag ship Vasily Bykov was laid down on February 26, 2014. The patrol boats named Dmitry Rogachev, Pavel Derzhavin, Sergey Kotov and Victor Veliky are at different phases of construction.
Tatarstan based OJSC Zelenodolsk Shipyard named after A. M. Gorky specializes in the construction of warships and passenger high-speed vessels. The enterprise is managed by AK BARS HOLDING.