Russian Navy’s Crews Change Seats for National Ones

Rubric: Russia, Ex-USSR, Industry

Neptune Central Design Bureau has developed a family of seats for the Russian Navy’s ships. Designers say the seats are made of domestic materials and will be a substitute for European analogs. The novelties will be presented for the visitors of the upcoming Ninth International Maritime Defense Show to take place in Saint Petersburg.

Konstantin Kuksin, the bureau’s deputy director, commented on the project to Mil.Press Today: "Currently, all Russian naval ships are equipped with foreign-made seats. Example, Grammer or Cleemann. We’ll give the Navy a national alternative meeting all the requirements", he explained.

Seats produced by Neptune bureau

The seats are being tested now. Designers expect that the first set of seats will be assigned Class O1 this autumn. The set will be mounded in a submarine, which name is not disclosed yet.

Other sets, according to the designers, are to get Class O1 early in 2020.

Earlier on, Mil.Press Today reported that a Russian company named Kompan Marine Seats (KMS) had offered its shock-absorbing seats for assault boats BK-10 and BK-16.

An informed insider said the boats equipped with KMS seats took part in the Syrian campaign and showed good results.

The Ninth International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS-2019) will be held in July 10-14 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In the first three days, from July 10 to July 14, the exhibition is open for experts and international guests; in July 13-14 it welcomes wide public.

Mil.Press publishes news, overviews of the novelties and business events of the show in the thematic section IMDS.

Valery Butymov

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