One of the features of the boat is its low visual optical-electronic, radar and thermal visibility.
Of the of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine the small armored artillery boat “Bucha” was introduced today.
As reported by Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, its main purpose: patrolling in the near sea zone, in rivers and estuaries; protection of important objects of marine and river infrastructure and the coastal zone of Ukraine; countering possible landings of the enemy’s amphibious vehicles.
In turn Army Inform notes, the armored boat successfully passed all stages of factory and state tests. The boat is equipped with modern navigation and radar equipment and weapons for defeating enemy targets.
“One of the features of this boat is its low visual optical-electronic, radar, and thermal visibility. It is inconspicuous for the enemy’s radar and infrared devices. In addition, the boat is equipped with a system of protection against the targeting of enemy weapons and a system of automatic deployment of smoke and heat curtains,” – emphasizes the publication.
Boat “Bucha”: what is known
MBAK “Bucha” is a small armored artillery boat created as part of project 58155 (code “Gyurza-M”). It was launched in September 2021 and has been undergoing state trials until now.
Small armored artillery boats of project 58155 – a type of small armored artillery boats designed by the “Research and Design Center of Shipbuilding” (Mykolaiv). The boats began to enter service with the Navy of Ukraine at the end of 2015. Their use was expected in the Sea of Azov.
In 2022, all project 58155 “Gyurza-M” missile boats that were part of the Azov Flotilla were captured by the armed forces of the Russian Federation as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As of June 2022, only three out of eight missile boats of this type were in the Navy of Ukraine.