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Patrol ship “Sergey Kotov” became part of the Black Sea Fleet

The new patrol ship “Sergey Kotov” became part of the Black Sea Fleet, the press service of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation reported on Saturday, July 30.

“In the Novorossiysk Naval Base (NVMB) solemn events were held to admit a new patrol ship to the Black Sea Fleet,” the press service said.

The ship became part of the NVMB water area protection unit. Its crew will soon begin to work out special course tasks, after which the ship will begin to carry out planned combat training tasks.

The fact that the Black Sea Fleet will be replenished with this sea vessel became known back in November last year.

“Sergey Kotov” is the fourth serial ship of project 22160. It is named after Rear Admiral, military sailor, participant in the Great Patriotic War, Hero of the Soviet Union Kotov. Built using a modular weapon concept. Can carry drones, underwater robots. If necessary, its armament can be strengthened by container systems.

The other three ships of project 22160 are Vasily Bykov, Dmitry Rogachev and Pavel Derzhavin. As military expert Dmitry Boltenkov said in an interview with Izvestia on November 18, 2021, the ships have proven themselves well. According to him, they are actively used not only in the Black Sea, but also in the Mediterranean Sea. They can effectively monitor single enemy ships or groupings in order to give target designations to the forces of the fleet or the Bal and Bastion coastal missile systems, if necessary, he added.

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