Russian Project 20380 Steregushchy-class corvette Rezky to undergo shipbuilder sea trials

According to information published by the Russian press agency TASS on November 1, 2021, the Project 20380 corvette Rezky (NATO reporting name: Steregushchy-class) has arrived in Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East to get additional equipment and undergo docking and shipbuilders sea trials, Pacific Fleet Commander Sergei Avakyants said. The corvette will join the Pacific Fleet in 2022, he added.
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“Today, the Rezky corvette transported from Komsomolsk-on-Amur to Vladivostok has left the Zeya floating dock and arrived at the outfitting base of the Amur Shipyard in Vladivostok to get additional equipment and prepare for docking and shipbuilders sea trials,” Avakyants said.

According to the commander, “the Pacific Fleet is planned to receive the new corvette in 2022." The Pacific Fleet currently operates the Project 20380 corvettes Sovershenny, Gromky and Aldar Tsydenzhapov.

The Rezky Steregushchiy class, Russian designation Project 20380, is a class of corvettes being built for the Russian Navy and designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. The corvettes has a steel hull and composite material superstructure, with a bulbous bow and nine watertight subdivisions. She has a combined bridge and command center, and space and weight provision for eight SS-N-25 missiles. Stealth technology was widely used during the construction of the ships, as well as 21 patents and 14 new computer programs.

The is armed with one100mm A-190 Arsenal or 130mm A-192 naval gun, one Kashtan CIWS-M (Close-In Weapon System), eight Kh-35 (SS-N-25) subsonic cruise anti-ship missile, two AK-630М CIWS (Close-In Weapon Systems), eight 330mm torpedo tubes for Paket-NK (Paket-NK/E for export) anti-torpedo/anti-submarine torpedoes and two 14.5mm MTPU pedestal machine guns.

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