1st ship of Russia’s 20385 Corvette Program, Gremyashchy has been launched

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“Gremyaschy”, the first of 20385 Corvette Project  was launched at the Severnaya Verf Shipyard  in St. Petersburg on June 30, 2017.

According to the Northern Shipyard, a Project 20385 corvette has a displacement of 2,500 tonnes, a length of 106 m, a width of 13 m, a speed of up to 27 knots, a cruising range of 3,500 nautical miles, an endurance of 15 days and a crew of 99 naval servicemen. Its armament suite incorporates a 100 mm A-190-01 naval gun, two 30 mm AK-630M close-in weapon systems (CIWS), a Kalibr-NKEh missile system, a Redut naval surface-to-air (SAM) missile system, a Paket anti-submarine system and a Ka-27 anti-submarine warfare shipborne helicopter. The ship is powered by two 1DDA-12000 diesel-diesel engines by JSC Kolomna Plant.

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The corvette`s harbor acceptance test is scheduled for August with its delivery to Russia`s Ministry of Defence by end-2018.

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