MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the evening of December 13, the newest corvette “Thundering” of project 20385 will arrive in St. Petersburg after the completion of state tests, having made an inter-base passage from Baltiysk. The ship will moor at the berth of the Severnaya Verf enterprise, which is part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation. At the pier of the enterprise, the crew and the delivery team of Severnaya Verf will start preparing the corvette for acceptance into the Navy and hoisting it aboard the Andreevsky flag ship.
The ceremony of accepting the “Gremyashchy” corvette into the Navy is scheduled for the end of the month, after an audit of the state of the ship’s mechanisms and equipment, which will be carried out at the Severnaya Verf enterprise. This was reported today to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, at a meeting on surface shipbuilding, which took place at the Admiralty.
Earlier, in accordance with the plan for the final stage of state tests of the “Thundering” corvette in the Baltic Sea, the ship’s crew successfully fired missile and artillery fire with the Redut sea-based anti-aircraft missile system, AK-190 and AK-630 artillery mounts against an anti-ship target missile. a conventional enemy cruise missile. The target was an anti-ship cruise missile fired from a Baltic Fleet missile boat R-257.
Anti-aircraft missiles launched from the corvette and heavy artillery fire successfully hit the designated target. The shooting was carried out in a difficult jamming environment with the use of electronic countermeasures by the “enemy”.
The naval training ground of the Baltic Fleet, where the exercise took place, was closed to civilian navigation. Test rocket fire was provided by more than 10 ships and fleet support vessels participating in blocking the firing area and launching the target rocket.
Earlier, the ship’s crew fired Kalibr and Onyx cruise missiles at coastal and sea targets in the White Sea. In the Barents Sea, he conducted artillery and torpedo firing.
Corvette “Thundering” is the lead ship of Project 20385. This is an improved version of the corvettes of the previous project 20380. The new corvette is distinguished from its predecessors by enhanced strike capabilities and an air defense system.
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