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PROJECT 18270 BESTER Deep-Sea Manned Rescue Craft

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Mission

Project 18270 Bester deep-sea manned rescue craft is designed to carry out search and rescue operations (e.g. saving crews of distressed submarines) at depths of up to 800 m. It can dock with the wrecked submarine, investigate inboard and outboard areas, accommodate up to 18 rescued persons, or lift to surface sunken objects weighing up to 1.5 tonnes.

 

Features

Project 18270 hull is made of titanium alloys. This relatively small and lightweight craft can be transported by road, air or rail. It can be launched from surface ships or submarines retrofitted for that purpose.

Normal displacement, cu.m

about 36

 

Full load displacement, cu.m

39

 

Basic dimensions (length x beam), m

10.8 x 3.2

 

Operating depth, m

720

 

Underwater speed, kts

3

 

Range, n.miles

10

 

Life support endurance, hrs

72*/10**

 

Battery capacity, A x hr

400

 

Complement

3

 

* – crew

** – crew & rescued personnel

Defense Products & Services: PROJECT 18270 BESTER Deep-Sea Manned Rescue Craft
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Submarines, rescue
Description: PROJECT 18270 BESTER Deep-Sea Manned Rescue Craft
Source of Information: Rosoboronexport Joint Stock Company