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the First experimental female crew formed in the Russian Navy. To serve three girls will be on patrol boat “Raptor” in the black sea fleet.
the Soldiers, according to the defense Ministry, have already arrived for training at the United training center in St. Petersburg.
As said the chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, training female crew will run until April 27. During this time, girls need to learn power plant, navigation and communication, weapons, and practice management issues.
“In the coming days the crew will begin a planned exercise in damage control, including fighting with water and fire, and landed on the raft,” said Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
After the completion of the first women’s crew will return to the black sea fleet for duty.
Note that the patrol boat of project 03160 “Raptor” designed for patrol service in the coastal zone of seas, Straits and mouths of rivers at a maximum distance of 100 nautical miles from base. Boat speeds up to 50 knots or 93 kilometers per hour.
Raptor can carry up to 20 Marines and to evacuate the wounded. The boat is armed with two machine guns “Pecheneg” 7.62 mm weapon station with a machine gun KPVT 14.5 mm.