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Russian Navy Gremyashchy corvette completes trials in Barents Sea


The Gremyashchy corvette of project 20385 is preparing to sail to the Baltic Sea after the completion of acceptance trials in the Northern fleet, the Defense Ministry said.


Gremyashchy corvette completes trials in Barents Sea 925 001Gremyashchy corvette of project 20385 (Picture source: Oleg Kuleshov)


"The warship successfully completed trials at Northern fleet ranges. In the White Sea, it fired Kalibr and Onix cruise missiles at coastal and sea targets. In the Barents Sea, it fired artillery guns A-190 and AK-630 at imitated air targets and torpedoes at underwater and surface targets. It trained to tow a warship together with SB-523 tugboat," it said.

The corvette has been undergoing trials since November 13, 2019. It is currently in Severomorsk main base of the Northern fleet.

In December, the ship performed test launches of the Kalibr and Onyx cruise missiles in the White Sea. Also earlier in the Barents Sea, she tested its A-190 and AK-630 guns against simulated aerial targets.

The Gremyashchiy class, Russian designation Project 20385, is an advanced development of the Steregushchiy-class corvettes of the Russian Navy. The first ship, Gremyashchiy, was laid down on 26 May 2011 and the official laying down ceremony took place on 1 February 2012 in St. Petersburg Shipyard. It was designed by Almaz Bureau.


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