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Tango0101 Aug 2017 12:30 p.m. PST

"The Amur Shipyard floated the Gromky corvette of project 20380. "Exactly a week ago we handed over the Sovershenny corvette to the Navy. It passed all test trials and is on combat duty now. Today we launch a new corvette – the Gromky. The process is underway, technologies are mastered, warship production and commissioning rhythm is streamlined," Khabarovsk regional Governor Vyacheslav Shport said

He added the Sovershenny corvette was highly praised by the operators. The Amur Shipyard is building four corvettes for the Navy. Three of them have to be handed over in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Multipurpose corvettes of project 20380 are close sea zone warships capable of fighting surface warships and submarines and providing fire support to landing operations. The full displacement is close to 2.2 thousand tons, the speed is 27 knots and autonomous navigation range is 4 thousand miles. The main armaments comprise anti-ship and anti-aircraft Uran and Redut missile complexes, artillery and anti-submarine weapons. The corvettes carry a helicopter…."

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KniazSuvorov01 Aug 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

I was under the impression that the Russian navy didn't particularly want more corvettes. I think they just keep building them to keep their skilled naval shipbuilders employed.

Tango0102 Aug 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

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Daniel S02 Aug 2017 2:02 p.m. PST

The Steregushchiy-class corvettes are essentialy frigates in size, the Russian navy wants at least 30 of them but only 12 are planned at the moment. They do need these new smaller ships to help replaced the pretty much worn-out ex-Soviet ships in service. They won't change the global balance of power but have a significant impact on the local level in places such as the Baltic were the Russian Baltic fleet has gone from a bunch of rusting old hulks to a far more potent force.

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