Ship PMO "Yakov Balyaev" went to factory tests
On November 12, Project 12700 Yakov Balyaev, a mine defense ship (MMP), built by the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard (part of the USC ), began a program of factory sea trials in the Sea of Japan.
The test program is designed for a month and a half. During this period, the SNSZ commissioning team and the crew of the newest minesweeper must check the operability of the ships main systems and mechanisms in real sea conditions.
Yakov Balyaev is to become the fourth production ship of Project 12700 Alexandrite, which the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard will transfer to the Russian Navy. Now, four more ships of the project are at the shipyard in varying degrees of readiness.
Project 12700 was developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau in the interests of the Navy. These ships are designed to combat modern sea mines, which they can detect both in the water of sea areas and in the sea soil. At the same time, the ship may not enter the danger zone - search, identification and destruction of dangerous objects is carried out remotely.
During the construction of these ships at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard, the latest Russian technologies are used, which have no analogues in the world shipbuilding. The ships of this project have a unique, the worlds largest hull made of monolithic fiberglass, formed by vacuum infusion. The mass of such a case is less than a metal one, while its strength is significantly increased. Such a case is absolutely not afraid of corrosion, and the service life, subject to operating standards, is practically unlimited.