On the morning of November 25, border troops from Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) detained three Ukrainian ships for entering Russian waters in the Black Sea region. According to the FSB, the vessels did not have permission, were maneuvering dangerously, and failed to obey the instructions of the Russian coastal guard.
Given that the ships on both sides were heavily armed, the fact that the skirmish did not escalate into a full-fledged conflict can be considered a great success
Each Vikhr-K system on the boats is equipped with four guided missiles with a strike range of up to 10km. In addition, the vessels are armed with 30mm AK-306 light-weight automatic gun mounts with 500 rounds of ammunition, able to hit targets at a distance of up to 4km. This impressive arsenal is supplemented by a thermal-imaging fire control system that locks onto the target and tracks its movement. Moreover, the coastal guard convoy was headed by the small anti-submarine ship Suzdalets, whose mission is to guard the naval bases and formations of attack vessels and escort ships in coastal areas. Its weaponry is substantially more powerful than that of the patrol boats.
The ship stretches more than 70m in length. Sited above and below deck
On top of all that, inside the
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