Missile hovercraft «Bora» Black Sea Fleet will accept a role in the international defense industry exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey, told reporters on Thursday, head of the press service of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) captain Vyacheslav Trukhachev.
«It is planned that the missile hovercraft (RKVP)» Bora » Perceive the role of the Black Sea Fleet in the 11th international exhibition of the defense industry, which will be held from 7 to 10 May in Istanbul, Turkey, «- said Trukhachev.
Ship «Bora» (Project 1239) is in its own subclass naikrupneyshim high-speed warship using hydrodynamic platform — catamaran with aerostatic air discharge explained Trukhachev.
«The ship is a two narrow body, covered platform. Ahead is a flexible screen. High speed allows the ship does not fall into the grip of homing missiles, for the same reason, it does not manage to catch up with the torpedo, «- said the official dealer of the Black Sea Fleet.
The ship was built at the shipyard Zelenodol’sk (Tatarstan), and after the trial operation in 1997 entered into the permanent readiness forces BSF.
«Bora» can reach speeds up to 55 knots, having a displacement of a little more than a thousand tons. At a speed of 12 knots cruising range of the ship is 2.5 thousand nautical miles. Armament of the ship up launchers anti-ship cruise missiles (ASM) «Mosquito», anti-aircraft missiles «Osa-M», the ship’s gun mount.