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The crew of the newest corvette “Loud”, built at the Amur shipbuilding plant for the Pacific Fleet (PF), completes the conduct of the marine part of the state tests of the ship in the fleet combat training grounds.
“During the state tests, the crew of the ship and representatives of the factory acceptance team, together with members of the state selection committee, conducted maneuvering and speed tests of the corvette, checked the work of all units, systems and components, navigation and radio equipment, as well as the ship’s armament,” Press Service of the Pacific Fleet.
In particular, rocket and artillery firing at surface, air and coastal targets were carried out, about 30 take-offs and landings of Ka-27 ship-based helicopters on the corvette deck were carried out, the tasks of the anti-aircraft and anti-submarine defense of the ship were worked out.
Up to 10 warships and auxiliary ships of the fleet, long-range Tu-22M3 missile carriers, long-range aviation, MiG-31 and Su-35 fighters of the Air Force and Air Defense Air Force fighter regiment, anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 and Il -38 naval aviation Pacific Fleet.
After the completion of state tests and the signing of the transfer and acceptance act on the ship, the naval flag will be solemnly raised, the corvette will officially become part of the forces of the Pacific Fleet.
“Loud” is the second corvette of the project 20380, built specifically for the Pacific Fleet as part of the rearmament program.
The ships of this project were developed by the Central Marine Design Bureau “Almaz” and are designed to operate in the near-sea zone, combat enemy surface ships and submarines, and artillery support for the naval assault forces.
At the end of August, the Corvette “Loud” for the final test phase was delivered to Vladivostok from the Amur Shipbuilding Plant.
The length of the corvette is 104.5 meters, the width is 13 meters, the total displacement is 2.2 thousand tons, the full speed is up to 27 knots.
Source: Maritime News of Russia