Russian corvette Sovershenny conducts drills in Sea of Japan

According to information published by Tass on October 24, 2022, the Pacific Fleet’s corvette Sovershenny (NATO reporting name: Steregushchy-class) has practiced minefield breaching and air defense during an exercise in the Sea of Japan.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Russian Project 20380 corvette Sovershenny. (Picture source: Tass)

Then, the sailors trained air defense. The crews of the radio department detected a missile attack and notionally used the Redut air defense system. Then, they performed jamming with an EW system.

The corvette’s crewmen are sharpening their combat skills under the fleet combat training program, the press office added.

About the corvette Sovershenny

Sovershennyy is a corvette in the Steregushchy-class in service with the Russian Navy. The ship was laid down in 2006 and launched in 2015.

She commenced sea trials in early 2017 and joined the Russian Pacific Fleet on 20 July 2017. She was the first large surface warship to join the Pacific Fleet in 25 years.

The Steregushchiy class, Russian designation Project 20380, is a class of corvettes being built for the Russian Navy. Designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, subsequent vessels were built to an improved design (Project 20381), incorporating the Zaslon-Redut SAM system. The ship full displacement and dimensions are large for a corvette, thus it is designated as a frigate by NATO.

The Steregushchiy-class corvettes have a steel hull and composite material superstructure, with a bulbous bow and nine watertight subdivisions. They have a combined bridge and command centre, and space and weight provision for eight SS-N-25 missiles.

The export version known as Project 20382 Tigr carries either eight supersonic SS-N-26 (P-800 Oniks) anti-ship missiles or sixteen subsonic SS-N-25 'Switchblade' (Kh-35E Uran).

It also carries two twin-tube launchers for 533 mm heavy torpedoes instead of Paket-NK on the domestic version. The A-190E 100 mm gun first used in the Talwar-class frigates is controlled by a 5P-10E system that can track four targets simultaneously. Protection from air attacks is provided by the Kashtan CIWS and eight mounts for the SA-N-10 'Grouse' (9K38 Igla) SAM.