Aibar-class Patrol Boats for Kazakhstan to be Equipped with Belarusian-made ADUNOK Combat Module
Kazakhstan’s Zenit Uralsk Shipyard (a subsidiary of National Company Kazakhstan Engineering JSC) launched the first Project 0210 Aibar high-speed patrol boat on 11 July in Uralsk. The vessel named Karagandy was built for Kazakhstan’s Border Service and will replace the Project 0200 Burkit boats. The first Aibar-class patrol vessel has been under construction at the Zenit Uralsk Shipyard since 2013.
The vessel is tasked with protecting territorial waters and continental shelf of Kazakhstan, conducting patrols to prevent illegal shipping, smuggling, piracy and illegal fishing, as well as intercepting and inspecting non-compliant vessels. It features improved speed, controllability, stability, operational range, cruising endurance and crew’s living conditions.
The boat is equipped with the ADUNOK remote-controlled combat module designed by Vitebsk-based KB Display that allows the operator to control the system and aim at the target from a protected location. The boat is armed with the 12.7-mm machine gun.
The vessel was sailed to the Caspian Sea through the Ural River, where it is undergoing dock, sea and acceptance trials and then will be delivered to the customer. In the near future, the Zenit Uralsk Shipyard will hold a keel laying ceremony for the second Project 0210 patrol boat ordered by Kazakhstan’s Border Service. It is planned to build seven boats of this class.