11th Project 21631 Corvette Naro-Fominsk Laid for Russian Navy

The Gorky shipyard in Zelenodolsk of Ak Bars Holding laid the keel of the eleventh guided missile corvette of project 21631 (Buyan-class) on February 23. The Russian Navy commander-in-chief named it the Naro-Fominsk, the shipyard said.

11th Project 21631 Corvette Naro Fominsk Laid for Russian Navy Keel laying ceremony of Project 21631 Corvette Naro-Fominsk, the 11th "small rocket ship" (Russian designation) of the Buyan-class

"At present five warships of the project - the lead Grad Svijazhsk and the serial Uglich, the Veliky Ustyug, the Zeleny Dol and the Serpukhov are operational in the Russian Navy. The Gorky shipyard in Zelenodolsk is building another five warships of the series - the Vyshny Volochek, the Orekhovo-Zuevo, the Ingushetia, the Graivoron and the Grad," it said.

Guided missile corvettes of project 21631 are armed with Kalibr missiles (SS-N-27 Sizzler by NATO classification). They are kept in the eight-cell 3S14 vertical launcher. Kalibr strikes with cruise missiles at naval (3M-54) and ground (3M-14) targets. The boats are armed with 100mm artillery guns A-190 and small-caliber antiaircraft artillery AK-630-2 Duet complexes. They also carry launchers of Gibka 3M-47 complex. The length of the corvette is 75 meters, the displacement is 949 tons, the speed is 25 knots. Autonomous navigation is ten days, the range is 2.5 thousand miles. The crew comprises 52 men.

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