Monday, February 14, 2011

Russian Navy to receive corvette Soobrazitelny on its birthday

Corvette Soobrazitelny which is being currently constructed at Severnaya Verf shipyard will be delivered to Russian Navy in July 2011, on the Navy Day, reports Interfax

"Soobrazitelny is a second Project 20380 corvette and the first serial one. She was launched on March 31, 2011 and will start sea trials in Apr 2011. The ship is supposed to join the Navy on the Russian Navy Day, which is celebrated on the last July's Sunday (this year it will be July 31). 

The first Project 20380 ship Stereguschiy was commissioned into Baltic Fleet in 2008. Soobrazitelny has a number of substantial distinctions from Stereguschiy, primarily regarding arms systems. 
Displacement of Soobrazitelny is 2,000 tons; max speed is 27 knots. 

Another Project 20380 corvette - Boiky - will be launched on Apr 14, 2011. Totally, the Navy needs 30 such ships. Corvettes of this project are designed for antisubmarine and antisurface warfare, antiaircraft defense, and fire support of landing operations.
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