Russia has launched sea trials of Sovershenny corvette, which had been built at the Amursky ship yard.
The corvette’s crew jointly with the ship yard representatives will check systems and mechanisms of the ship, including operability of power plant, steering control, additional mechanisms, communication and navigation equipment, and anchor arrangement.
The plant trials are one of the obligatory stages of ship-building process. The trials are held in order to check operability of all systems and mechanisms, the Russian ministry of defense announced Saturday.
Sovershennyy is a corvette in the Steregushchy-class being built for the Russian Navy. The ship was laid down in 2006 and launched in 2015. It commenced sea trials in early 2017 and joined the Russian Pacific Fleet on 20 July 2017. She will be the first large surface warship to join the Pacific Fleet in 25 years.
The Steregushchiy class is the newest class of corvette in the Russian Navy. The ships of the Steregushchiy class are multipurpose corvettes, designed to replace the Grisha class.
Such ships are used for littoral zone operations, engagement of enemy submarines and surface ships, and gun support of landing operations.
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.
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