Sviyazhsk missile corvette (Project 21631 Buyan-M) Starts Trials in
new attack missile boat has started sea trials with Russia’s Caspian
Flotilla, the Southern Military District said Monday. The Grad Sviyazhsk
missile corvette is due to join the flotilla after completing all trials
and state tests before the end of the year, the district's press service
missile corvette before systems fitting out
21631 (Buyan-M) corvette has a displacement of 949 tons and maximum
speed of 25 knots. It is armed with Kalibr (SS-N-27) anti-ship missiles,
100-mm and 30-mm guns, as well as Igla-1M air defense missiles.
In addition to the Grad Sviyazhsk, the Caspian Flotilla will also take
delivery of an Uglich missile corvette, a Grachonok-class high-speed
patrol boat, several Serna-class landing craft, and three tugboats in
the near future, the strategic command’s press service said in
landing craft can carry either one tank or two infantry fighting vehicles
(or armored personnel carriers), or a 92-man landing party.
The Caspian Flotilla already has several Serna-class vessels, the navy
confirmed earlier, without giving a specific figure.