ALEXANDER OBUKHOV class Weapon Systems // Ships // Mine Warfare


Country of Origin: Russia

This is a new class of minesweepers being built for the Russian navy. At least four ships are planned to be built by 2019. HULL: The hull of these minesweepers is constructed from glass-reinforced plastic and is designed to have no magnetic signature. These are the largest plastic-hulled ships ever built in Russia. The hull is constructed from a monolithic glass-reinforced plastic structure through a vacuum infusion process. The composite material improves damage control in minesweeping...

 

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