Kalashnikov Begins Delivery of Assault Landing Boats to Russian Forces

© Sputnik / Alexander Vilf / Go to the photo bankA demonstration flight of a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (launched from a BK-10 Typhoon motor boat) at the Army 2015 International Military-Technical Forum in Kubinka
A demonstration flight of a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (launched from a BK-10 Typhoon motor boat) at the Army 2015 International Military-Technical Forum in Kubinka - Sputnik International
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Kalashnikov Concern, part of the state corporation Rostec, began serial deliveries of assault landing boats for the special forces of the Russian Defense Ministry, according to official statement.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s famed small arms maker, the Kalashnikov Concern, which is actively expanding into new market segments, on Wednesday began it first deliveries of the BK-10 assault landing boat and the BK-16 multipurpose amphibious boat to Russia's Special Purpose Military Units (Spetsnaz).

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The multipurpose amphibious assault boats, developed by the concern's subsidiary — "Rybinsk Shipyard" —  were showcased for the first time at the International Maritime Defense Show in St. Petersburg in July 2015.

"Kalashnikov Concern, part of the state corporation Rostec, began serial deliveries of assault landing boats for the special forces of the Russian Defense Ministry," the statement reads.

The boats can reach speeds of up to 40 knots (about 46 mph) and have a cruising range of some 400 nautical miles. According to the manufacturer, their technical characteristics and equipment are on a par with foreign competitor while their price is much lower.

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