Monday, May 29, 2023

Russian Navy deploys Raptor high-speed patrol boats to Syria

The Russian Navy has sent Raptor high-speed patrol boats to Syria. The Russian rescue ship KIL-168 was spotted on the Bosphorus with Raptor high-speed patrol boats under the tarp. That was reported by .

The Raptor boats are used during troop landing and search and rescue operations, among other tasks. The Raptor (Project 03160) high-speed patrol boats are designed and being built by Open JSC Pella Shipyard based in Leningrad.

The Project 16609 tugs are used during raids in coastal areas and during cargo transportation and search and rescue missions. The first tug under this project was deployed with the Russian Navy in 2012.


The Project 03160 patrol boat accommodates two crew members and 22 personnel. It has maximum length of 17m, maximum width of 4m, a fixed height of 3.5m, and a depth of 0.9m. It has special cabins to house anti-terrorist groups, divers, lifeguards, inspection and rescue teams.

The boat is integrated with modern navigation systems, communications, radar and radios to provide high-navigability. The bridge is equipped with operator workstations and consoles for command and control.

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Dylan Malyasov
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Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant. He graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist. read more