A Russian naval group, which provides security to the Kerch Strait Bridge linking the mainland with Crimea, has beeen strengthened with two Project 02510 high-speed landing boats. The boats joined the naval unit of the Russian National Guard deployed in the area.
The Project 02510 high-speed landing craft is being built “Rybinsk Shipyard” in Yaroslavl region. The shipyard is a part of Kalashnikov Concern. The landing craft has a displacement of 21 tones and a speed of 45 knots. The boat is designed for operations in coastal transportation of personnel, landing on unequipped coast, fire support of landing, the fight against piracy and terrorism, medical evacuation, assistance in distress. Every ship is armed with four 7.62 mm machine guns, a 12.7 mm machine gun or a 40mm grenade launcher. Furthermore, she can carry up to four sea mines.
A Project 02510 craft for special forces can be seen in a first part of this video:
On February 4, 2019 Kalashnikov Concern revealed that its portfolio of orders includes a total of 30 Project 02510 boats [including built, being built and planned].
Project 02510 boats deployed in the Kerch Strait:
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