Kalashnikov Concern unveils new military assault boats

9 July 2015 (Last Updated July 9th, 2015 18:30)

Kalashnikov Concern has unveiled its new military assault boats at the International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS 2015) in St Petersburg, Russia.

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Kalashnikov Concern has unveiled its new military assault boats at the International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS 2015) in St Petersburg, Russia.

The firm presented a BK-10 assault landing boat, a BK-9 assault support boat, and a BK-16 multipurpose amphibious boat.

According to Kalashnikov, all these new vessels feature drones are capable of taking off directly from the boats.

A statement from the company read: "For the first time Kalashnikov is presenting a single battle group of multipurpose landing crafts with modern weapon systems, as well as the latest developments in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which have the ability to launch from the deck of the boat."

The BK-16 is a multipurpose amphibious landing boat, which features a remote-controlled combat module and light reconnaissance UAVs onboard.

The vessel is suitable for coastal landing operations or assault support, the company stated.

Designed to carry up to ten personnel, the BK-10 assault landing boat is capable of conducting coastal landing operations and providing fire support.

"Kalashnikov is presenting a single battle group of multipurpose landing crafts with modern weapon systems."

Kalashnikov's third vessel, BK-9 craft, features additional armour plates for more protection.

All these three vessels will be capable of cruising at a speed of 20k, with a maximum speed of 40k.

The company unveiled its new unmanned aerial vehicles and landing boats in May at the Integrated Safety & Security Exhibition (ISSE-2015) in Moscow.

In February, Kalashnikov acquired 51% stake in UAV manufacturer ZALA Aero and the Euroyachting Rybinsk Shipyard.


Image: Kalashnikov Concern's new military assault boats will be capable of cruising at a speed of 20k. Photo: courtesy of Kalashnikov Group.