Ukrainian Navy destroys two more Russian patrol boats with Bayraktar

According to information published by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense on May 9, 2022, a Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 drone has destroyed two more Russian Raptor-class patrol boats.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Russian Raptor class patrol boat being destroyed by Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 drone (Picture source: Ukrainian MoD)

Project 03160 patrol boats are built by the Pella Shipyard for the Navy to conduct patrolling in assigned sea areas.

The Project 03160 boat is designed to patrol coastal areas, carry out search and rescue operations, intercept small targets and defend ports and bases from small surface and aerial threats.

It is armed with a 14.5mm remotely-operated and stabilized optical-electronic module with a detection range of 3,000 meters and precision fire to a distance of 2,000 meters, as well as two Pecheneg 6P41 7.62mm machineguns.

The boat has armor plates with Class Br4 bullet resistance and portholes with 39mm bullet-proof glass. She has a displacement of 23 tons, a length of 16.9 meters, a width of 4.1 meters, a draft of 0.9 meters, and a speed of 50 knots. The boat’s range is 300 miles and its crew totals two or three. Special personnel is 20 men.

The boat can operate in coastal sea areas, straits, and river outlets during the ice-free navigation period both in the daytime and at night 100 miles away from the home station.

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