Russia to Supply New Combat Boats to Syrian Coast Guards

The Russian ‘Raptor 03160’ combat boats will be delivered to the Syrian coastal guards to strengthen the country’s security at its ports and coastal waters, media sources reported on Wednesday.

Al-Hadath news reported that the speed boats which have been considered for different missions can carry up to 20 naval forces along with all their weapons and ammunition and they can help the Syrian coast guards in patrolling, tracing, and relief and rescue operations as well as seizing small boats.

Russian Raptor 03160

The speed boats are also able to operate in coastal areas, gulfs and river mouths.

Russia has recently enhanced supply of advanced military tools and weapons systems to Syria.

Photos and images of the recent visit by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the Russia-administered Humeimim airbase in Lattakia province showed that the Russian Air Force has also deployed more modern warplanes and missiles in Syria recently.

Legendary Su-27sm3 “Flanker” (deep modernization of Su-27). Heavy supermaneuverable fighter – the most numerous fighter of the Russian Air Force. More than 809 Su-27 and its modifications had been produced since 1981.

The photos showed that Russia has deployed its Su-27 SM3 in Humeimim airbase.

The reports said that the fighter jet that is the last model of Su-27 had not been previously seen in Syria.

In the meantime, RVV-SD missiles, a version of the Jojo guided missiles, were seen in the footages of Humeimim.

RVV-SD Air-to-Air Medium Range Missile

RVV-SD air-to-air medium range missile is intended for hitting air targets (fighters, bombers, attack aircrafts, helicopters, millitary aircrafts, cruise missiles) day and night, at all angles, under electronic countermeasures, on background of earth and water surfaces, including multichannel application “fire-and-forget”.
  • The missile is designed to be used at Mig and Su aircrafts.
  • Missile homing system is inertial system with radar correction and active radar self-homing.
  • Missile has a single mode engine.
  • Laser non-contact sensor of target is used as detonator.
  • Warhead is rod-shaped, multi-shaped charge.
  • Suspension of the RVV-SD air-to-air missile on the aircraft is performed by the AKU-170E missile ejection launcher.
  • Adaption for carriers of foreign design is possible according to the manufacturer procedure.
Developer: GosMKB “Vympel” JSC
 Launch range, kg:
 maximum to the front semi-sphere
 up to 110
 minimum to the rear semi-sphere
 Flight altitudes of the targets being hit, km:
 0,02 to 25
 Launch weight, kg. max.
 Overall dimensions, m:
 wing span
 rudder span

Media sources reported earlier this month that they have observed a number of advanced Terminator tanks in the Russian-run Humeimim airbase during Bashar al-Assad’s visit to the base.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik reported that a number of very strong Russia-made Terminator Tanks were seen in images of Assad’s visit to Humeimim military airport in Lattakia province, adding that Russia had never declared anything about deploying this kind of tank in Syria.

The BMPT tank support combat vehicle was designed to support tank operations in urban areas

The report said Terminator is similar to T-72 but is equipped with stronger weapons, adding that the tank’s main mission is providing support for friendly tanks in the battlefields and destroying enemy tanks by missile fire.

Terminator is capable of targeting and destroying other tanks and armored vehicles from a 6km distance, the report added.

Entered service 2011
Crew 5 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 47 t
Hull length 6.9 m
Width 3.8 m
Height 3.4 m
Main gun 2 x 30-mm cannons
ATGW 4 x Ataka-T launchers
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Grenade launchers 2 x 30-mm
Elevation range ?
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 900 rounds
ATGW 4 missiles
Machine guns 2 000 rounds
Grenade launchers 600 rounds
Engine V-92S2 diesel
Engine power 1 000 hp
Maximum road speed 65 km/h
Range 550 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.85 m
Trench 2.8 m
Fording 1.2 m


The BMPT, sometimes nicknamed the Terminator, is a new Russian armored vehicle, designed to support tank operations, primarily in urban areas. Its main objective is to engage enemy infantry. The BMPT combat vehicles can change tactics of combat actions and significantly increase efficiency of tank units. It is a versatile anti-personnel vehicle that can engage multiple targets. The BMPT is expected to enter service with the Russian Army during the next couple of years. Three units of this tank support combat vehicle were delivered to Kazakhstan, which is currently the only operator of the BMPT. It is planned that since 2015 this armored vehicle will be also produced in Kazakhstan.

   The vehicle is protected by passive and reactive armor. Interior is fitted with Kevlar lining which protects against spalling. It is also fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems. The BMPT has equal protection to main battle tanks.

   The BMPT has a new turret with externally mounted armament. It is fitted with two 30-mm cannons, two remotely controlled AGS-17D or AGS-30 30-mm automatic grenade launchers, four Ataka-T anti-tank missile launchers and one coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. The 30-mm cannons have a dual-fed system and can fire a wide range of ammunition, including HE-T, APDS, HE-FRAG and AP-T rounds. The Ataka-T missiles can be fitted with tandem HEAT, HE-FRAG or thermobaric warheads. The Ataka-T has a maximum range of 5 km. Vehicle can engage three targets at the same time, as each weapon is aimed separately.

   Computerized fire control system of the BMPT uses proven components of the T-90 main battle tank. It enables to engage targets under day or night conditions.

   This tank support vehicle has a crew of five, including commander, driver and three gunners.

   The BMPT uses chassis of the T-90 main battle tank. Vehicle is fitted with a new V-92S2 multi-fuel diesel engine, developing 1 000 horsepower. In the future the BMPT might be fitted with the V-99 diesel, developing 1 200 horsepower. It is also fitted with auxiliary power unit, which powers all systems, when the main engine is turned off. Vehicle has a built-in self-entrenching blade and can be equipped with a mine plow.

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4 Responses to "Russia to Supply New Combat Boats to Syrian Coast Guards"

  1. nawlins  July 13, 2017 at 6:10 am

    We’ve been building boats like these for years down in Morgan City. One rapid fire 37mm on the bow, armored glass, triple v12 high speed diesels, and a ramp in the back that holds a RIB. They cranked out over a dozen of these for the mid-east. This Russian boat is smaller and doesn’t have the RIB ramp or the guns, so they can’t project ashore. Very similar to the big Vietnam era boats of which one has been restored and is cruising around Cali in full war paint. If I had a way I could attach a couple of photos of these beauties.

    • Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  July 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      In Russia they have another tasks. Mostly to check-up and intercept civilian trespassers, commercial bandits, out-of-law fish catchers & etc. If Donald Cook approaches – there will be another way to meet him ;). So – for its tasks it is enough. Don’t forget that the marines at the boat may have RPG, Portable Rocket Launchers, MANPADs etc. We are not obliged to show the world everything about boat’s mil hardware. The paint is just a paint – in the sea it has no difference for the military. And you know why, Sir. 🙂

  2. wjabbe  July 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    I second Harry above. This boat is magnificent especially the camouflage paint. I bet they could disarm the guns but leave them in place and sell millions of them in the US marketplace. Families would love to ride around lakes and other areas in these boats and play soldiers or sailors for a Sunday afternoon. Whole families could get dressed up in military garb. Neighbor kids could be invited as I was as a kid when the father of my friend built such boats from scratch in his garage. He almost couldn’t get one out the driveway due to the brick wall one time. He took his family their son and I to Catalina Island off the coast of California many times. I was the only one who got sea sick and they ribbed me to no end. These were inboard powered with Chrysler Marine engines which worked great and had plenty of power to get you out of most spots.

    • wjabbe  July 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      Many years ago I saw a film at one of the many “art” theatres in Hollywood with the title “A Day with the Painter”. It was a silent film. It opened with a scene by an inland waterway or lake showing a man dressed in appropriate garb with many gallon paint cans sitting around and a stack of 4×8 sheets of plywood. Then he stood up a plywood board and began throwing whole gallons of paint at it using different colors until the whole surface was “painted”. After they dried in the Sun he cut them into smaller pieces with a skill saw and sold them as “art works” to rich buyers who flew in in amphibious planes and landed on the waterway. I wonder if this is the method these creative Russian designers used to apply the camouflage paint on this boat. This is a much more challenging task than simply painting it a uniform color.

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