Russian Navy’s New Project 22160 Patrol Ship, Dmitry Rogachev Arrives in Sevastopol for State Trials

The Russian Navy’s newest Project 22160-class patrol vessel, Dmitry Rogachev has made its first-ever visit to Sevastopol for another stage of state trials.

The ship will complete a complex of state trials in five days. After the special mission, the Dmitry Rogachev wil sail to Novorossiysk to perform further stages of trials.

Earlier the crew had successfully trained first artillery fire drills in zone of the Black Sea Fleet. It also trained navigation at the maximum angles of rotation and ascent by simulators of marine, coastal and air targets.

Project 22160 is a class of large patrol ships class being constructed for the Russian Navy by the JSC Zelenodolsk plant. The vessels are designed by Russian ship designing firm JSC Severnoye Design Bureau.

The Project 22160-class patrol ship is 94m-long, 14-m-wide, and 3.4m- high, has a standard displacement of 1,550t, and can accommodate up to 80 personnel. The class’s armament will include the Kalibr-NK cruise missile. The ship will also have a helicopter deck and hangar for one Ka-27 helicopter.

The vessels are primarily intended for duties such as patrol, monitoring and protection in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and territorial waters of Russia in open and closed seas. It can also be used to offer protection for ships in transit, water areas as well as naval bases against enemy attack in wartime. Other missions of the patrol ship are search and rescue, assistance to disaster victims, environmental monitoring, and combat smuggling and piracy activities.

The first ship was laid down in February 2014 and six ships are now under construction. The first ship, Vasily Bykov, is to join the Russian Navy in 2018.

Deliveries of all six vessels are expected to be completed by 2020.

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