In Zelenodolsk, the 13th serial special purpose boat of the project 21980 "Grachonok" was laid down"

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TSAMTO, February 20. On February 19, JSC" Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky "held a solemn ceremony of laying the hull of the serial anti-sabotage boat project 21980" Grachonok "(developer of JSC "KB" Vimpel " (Nizhny Novgorod)).

The solemn event was attended by the head of the Shipbuilding Department of the Main Command of the Navy, Captain 1st Rank Ilyas Shigapov, who, on behalf of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, congratulated the Zelenodolsk shipbuilders on the laying of the next modern boat and expressed confidence that the company will continue to build reliable warships and boats for the Russian Navy.

The event was also attended by Deputy Minister of industry and trade of the Republic of Tatarstan Ivan Kolchin, Deputy head of Department-head of Department (surface ships) Management Department of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation for defence contracts Igor Supranovich, head of Zelenodolsk municipal district of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mikhail Afanasyev, Deputy General Director of the Association of industrial enterprises of the Republic of Tatarstan Igor Rassman, Deputy General Director of JSC "holding company "AK bars" on General issues of Elena Aleshina, General Director of JSC "Shipbuilding company "AK bars" Renat Mistakhov, General Director of JSC "Zelenodolsk plant named after A. M. Gorky" Alexander Filippov et al.

Special purpose boats of the project 21980 have been built at the enterprise since 2008. To date, the plant has already handed over 10 units of this project to the state customer. Laid down on February 19, 2021, the boat was the thirteenth in the series.

According to the developer, the special purpose boats of the project 21980 are designed to protect the water areas of the naval bases of the Russian Navy. Modern equipment and high seaworthiness characteristics allow them to solve a wide range of tasks typical of ships of much larger displacement.

The boats of this project are equipped with modern electronic weapons. Diving equipment is available on board the boats.

As part of the solemn event, the employees of the plant who made a significant contribution to the construction and delivery of ships and vessels for the Russian Navy were awarded.

In the final part of the event, the guests were granted the honorary right to install a commemorative mortgage Board for the new boats, the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

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