On 19 September 2019, Vympel Shipyard, which specializes in building medium- light-tonnage seagoing and river vessels and boats both for military and civil sectors launched the Grachonok-class special purpose boat, the last in a series of four boats delivered by the shipyard to the Federal National Guard Troops Service.
The launching ceremony was attended by Rear Admiral Andrey Shatayev, Head of Maritime Administration, Federal National Guard Troops Service; Colonel-General Oleg Kozlov, Hero of the Russian Federation, Commander, Southern Military District, Federal National Guard Troops Service; Dmitry Glushkov, Acting Director of the Department for Investments and Industry of the Yaroslavl Region; Oleg Goncharov, Managing Director of Vympel shipyard.
The boat is going to be delivered to the customer and will be deployed for operation in the Baltic Sea after completion of mooring, sea and state trials.
The boat is designed to combat sabotage and terrorist threats. It is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment for a wide range of tasks. Its speed is up to 23 knots. The boat can survive storm of up to force 4.