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Kalashnikov Group Showcased new BK-16 FAC and BK-10 RHIB at Army-2017
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Kalashnikov BK 16 FAC Army 2017
Russia`s Kalashnikov Group (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) has developed new fast attack craft (FAC). They were demonstrated at the Army-2017 international military-technical forum held outside Moscow from August 22-27.
 
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Kalashnikov Group Showcased new BK-16 FAC and BK-10 RHIB at Army-2017
 
Russia`s Kalashnikov Group (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) has developed new fast attack craft (FAC). They were demonstrated at the Army-2017 international military-technical forum held outside Moscow from August 22-27.
     
Kalashnikov BK 16 FAC Army 2017BK-16 FAC at Army-2017
     
The company showcased the BK-16 FAC intended for offshore operations, troops transporting, fire support, counter-piracy and counter-terror missions and search-and-rescue (SAR) operations. According to the official catalogue of the Kalashnikov Group, the FAC has a full displacement of 19.5 t, a length of 16.45 m, a width of 4.0 m, a draught of 0.87 m, a height over waterline of 4.33 m. It has a crew of two members and can transport up to 19 servicemen. The craft features a cruising range of 400 nautical miles and an endurance of one day. The BK-16 is powered by two engines with a power output of 780 hp each. The FAC demonstrated at the Army-2017 international military-technical forum received a remote control weapon station (RCWS) with a heavy machinegun (HMG) and several medium machineguns.
     
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Kalashnikov also exhibited the BK-10 craft also intended for offshore operations, personnel transportation, troop landing on unprepared beaches, fire support, counter-piracy and counter-terror missions, medical evacuation and salvage services. According to the official catalogue of the Kalashnikov Group, the BK-10 FAC has a full displacement of 6.6 t, a length of 10.48 m, a width of 3.7 m, a draught of 0.6 m, a height over waterline of 2.8 m, a maximum speed of 40 knots and an economical speed of 22 knots. It has a crew of two members and can transport up to 10 servicemen. The craft features a cruising range of 400 nautical miles and an endurance of one day. The BK-10 is powered by two engines with a power output of 300 hp each.

The Kalashnikov Group has developed two more FAC not showcased at the Army-2017 international military-technical forum. The BK-18 multipurpose craft is intended for offshore operations, personnel transporting, troop landing on unprepared beaches, fire support, counter-piracy and counter-terror operations, salvage missions and medical evacuation. According to the official catalogue of the Kalashnikov Group, the BK-18 FAC has a full displacement of 25 t, a length of 18.6 m, a width of 4.55 m, a draught of 0.8 m, a height over waterline of 4.5 m, a maximum speed of 40 knots and an economical speed of 26 knots. It has a crew of three members and can transport up to 19 servicemen. The craft features a cruising range of 400 nautical miles and an endurance of two days. The BK-18 is powered by two engines with a power output of 1,300 hp each.

The BK-9 fast boat also developed by the Kalashnikov Group is designed to accomplish a wide range of missions in forward and base areas including transportation of up to 10 equipped servicemen to a ship being inspected and to the shore, fire supporting of special forces and naval infantry units and conducting of patrol, sabotage and counter-sabotage actions. The boat can be made in medical evacuation, diving and armoured perimeter configurations. According to the official catalogue of the Kalashnikov Group, the BK-9 fast boat has a full displacement of 7.4 t with armour protection and 6.5 t in non-armoured configuration, a length of 9.9 m, a width of 3.07 m, a draught of 0.65 m, a height of 3.2 m, a maximum speed of 40 knots and an economical speed of 22 knots. It has a crew of two members and can transport up to nine servicemen. The craft features a cruising range of 400 nautical miles. The BK-9 is powered by two waterjet engines with a power output of 370 hp each.

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