Russia: Almaz Shipyard Splashes Fourth Patrol Ship of Project 22460
Almaz Shipyard launched the fourth patrol ship of the Project 22460, the Izumrud (Emerald) on August 14th.
Having hit the water, the ship will now be subjected to further outfitting.
The Project 22460 patrol ship was developed by Severnoye Design Bureau under the Russian FSB Coast Guard tender for the construction of new-generation of littoral zone patrol ships in order to replace the Soviet-built fleet.
Full displacement of the Project 22460 patrol ship is about 650 tons, length amounts to 62.5 m, beam to 11 m and draft to 3.8 m, whereas its full speed reaches up to 30 knots.
Armament includes one 30-mm six-barreled gun mount AK-630 and two Kord 12.7-mm machine-guns.
The vessel’s operating range equals to 3,500 miles, its endurance being up to 30 days with a complement of 20 men. The ship is equipped with stern inclined slip for rigid inflatable boat, a heliport for light helicopter like Ka-226 or UAV, and a quick-mounted folding hangar.
The vessels from the project series are equipped with automated control system, advanced navigation and communication equipment.
Naval Today Staff, August 15, 2013; Image: Almaz