Russian Navy Receives Two New Corvettes


Performance trials of the two Project 21631 corvettes, Serpukhov and Zeleny Dol, were successfully completed at the Black Sea Fleet military naval base Novorossiysk, Russia.

The ships were built at the Zelenodolsky shipyard named after A.M. Gorky within the implementation of the shipbuilding programme of the Russian Navy and the re-equipment plan of the Black Sea Fleet.

Within the next few days, both ships are planned to be delivered to the permanent base in Sevastopol, where the St. Andrew’s flag-hoisting ceremony will take place.

The Serpukhov and Zeleny Dol corvettes will form part of the Black Sea Fleet.

In comparison with the previous projects, the key features of these ships are the increased displacement and armaments, including the Russian long-range cruise missile system Kalibr-NK, which was already used during airstrikes on Syria in October this year, as Sputnik News reported.

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