The Severnaya Shipyard in St. Petersburg in Russia’s northwest is set to deliver two corvettes and a logistics support vessel to the Russian Navy by the end of 2021, Shipyard CEO Igor Orlov told Russian TASS agency on 25th August.
“We are due to deliver the Project 20385 corvette Gremyashchiy and the Project 23120 logistics support vessel Vsevolod Bobrov to the Defense Ministry by the end of 2020 and the Project 20380 corvette Retivy in 2021,” the Shipyard chief said at the Army-2020 international military and technical forum.
“The dockside trials of the logistics support vessel are planned for October and we want to hold its sea trials in November so that we can deliver the vessel to the customer by the end of 2020,” he said.
In 2021, the Severnaya Shipyard will also be implementing a program of commissioning civilian vessels, he added.
The Gremyashchiy is the Project 20385 lead corvette laid down at the Severnaya Shipyard (part of the United Aircraft Corporation) on February 1, 2012 and floated out on June 30, 2017. The corvettes of this Project developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau are designated to detect and destroy enemy submarines and surface ships, provide for troop landing and cope with numerous green-water tasks.
Compared to the ships of the previous Project 20380, the Gremyashchiy carries Kalibr-NK and/or Oniks cruise missiles. The corvette is expected to enter service with Russia’s Pacific Fleet. Project 20385 envisages a hangar for a Ka-27 helicopter.
Project 20385 corvettes displace 2,200 tonnes, have an operating range of 3,500 miles and their sea endurance is 15 days. They are armed with Kalibr-NK universal missile systems, Redut anti-aircraft missile complexes and Paket anti-submarine warfare technology.