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Russia’s Latest Buyan-M Corvette Reinforces Russian Mediterranean Group

The latest guided missile corvette Vyshny Volochek (Buyan-M) is sailing to the Mediterranean Sea to join the Russian naval force at the Syrian coast, the Black Sea fleet said.


The latest guided missile corvette Vyshny Volochek (Buyan-M) is sailing to the Mediterranean Sea to join the Russian naval force at the Syrian coast, the Black Sea fleet said.


Russias Latest Buyan M Corvette Reinforces Russian Mediterranean Group The Vyshny Volochek joined the Black Sea fleet on June 1. Picture: Russian MoD


"The latest small missile ship of the Black Sea fleet, the Vyshny Volochek is making a scheduled voyage from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea. At present it is sailing through Bosporus and Dardanelles," it said.
The warship is to join the Russian naval force for assigned missions.

The Vyshny Volochek joined the Black Sea fleet on June 1. The crew carried out a series of artillery fire missions at sea, coastal and air targets.

Project 21631 corvettes are armed with Kalibr missiles (SS-N-27 Sizzler by NATO classification). They are fired by an eight-cell vertical 3S-14 launcher. Kalibr strikes with cruise missiles at sea (3M-54 missiles) and ground (3M-14 targets. The corvettes are also armed with 100mm artillery gun A-190 and small-caliber antiaircraft artillery gun Duet AK-630-2. They also carry Gibka 3M-47 launchers. The ship is 75 meters long, the displacement is 949 tons and the speed is 23 knots. Cruising capacity is ten days and the navigation range is 2.5 thousand miles. The crew comprises 52 men.


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