Monday, June 8, 2015
For the first time since the Soviet Union is the mass construction of ships for the Border Guards
Western sanctions have not affected negatively the pace of construction of ships for the Russian border guards, said deputy head of the Border Service of the FSB - the head of the Coast Guard, Admiral Yuriy Alekseev.
"This target mass construction of boundary ships and boats were not even at the time of the Soviet Union" - said Alekseev in an interview to be published in "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" on Thursday.
Despite the economic difficulties related to the sanctions, he said the admiral, shipbuilding rates are not reduced.
"And, moreover, we were able to go to the German import substitution of diesel engines for a number of projects in the Russian boats. Currently I passed the test in the Baltic patrol boat ocean sailing "Polar Star". This year, we build two more of the same unique ship. All of them are equipped with helicopter project complexes. In addition, they are adapted to accommodate UAVs, which can be integrated to work with automated systems of technical control surface situation" said Interfakas "Alexeyev.
Another five ships of the 2nd rank, he said, came to the Black and the Caspian Sea and the Sea of ??Far East region.
It is developing the first draft icebreaking class patrol ship with a displacement of six or seven thousand tons of swimming in the Arctic. "And, of course, there is a constant renewal of fast border patrol boats, which are very well established as an interceptor violators," - said the admiral.
According to him, the ships were built on special projects, "which until the early 2000s did not have."
The admiral said that in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky "will create the largest item-based ships will have a new outpost on Wrangel Island."