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Zelenodolsk Shipyard from Russia floated two project 21980 Grachonok-class counter-sabotage boats


According to information published by the Russian press agency TASS on July 26, 2021, Zelenodolsk Shipyard in Tatarstan floated two serial special-designation boats of project 21980 Grachonok class.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001Russian navy project 21980 Grachono-class counter-sabotage boats. (Picture source Twitter account CaptN)


“The shipyard has already built ten boats, which ensure the security of various events,” head of the Navy shipbuilding department Ilyas Shigalov said.

The Grachonok class, Russian designation Project 21980 Grachonok, is a class of anti-saboteur and large guard boats being built for the Russian Navy. Their main mission is to fight subversion and terrorist groups in naval bases.

Project 21980 is 31-meter long and has a displacement of 138 tons. The boat is powered by two MTU or MWM Deutz TBD620V12, Wartsila diesel engines. She can reach a top speed of 23 knots (43 km/h) with a maximum cruising range of 200 miles. The ship has a crew of eight men and has an endurance of 5 days.

Project 21980 is armed with Igla portable antiaircraft missile weapon, 14.5mm MPTU machinegun and grenade launchers DP-65 and DP-64. It is equipped with acoustic sonar Anapa, MP-231 navigation radar, MTK-201M3 optical-electronic device for the acquisition of close air and surface areas, and Kalmar submarine detection system.


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