Sovetsk Karakurt-class Russian corvette completed running trials

The Sovetsk Karakurt-class first serial corvette of project 22800 successfully completed the first stage of running trials in Lake Ladoga, the Defense Ministry said.

Sovetsk Karakurt class Russian corvette completed running trials Project 22800 Karakurt-class small missile vessel (Corvette) Uragan, first ship of the class (Picture Source: Russianarms)

"The crew and the trial team fully fulfilled the first stage of trials and checked seaworthiness and operation of life-support systems," it said.

The construction of project 22800 corvettes has been underway in accordance with the State Program of Military Shipbuilding with an aim to renovate the fleet of surface ships of the Russian Navy with carriers of high-precision weapons. 19 Karakurt-class Corvettes are set to be commissioned with the Russian Navy by 2026.

Project 22800 corvettes are brown-water multirole missile-artillery boats designed to destroy surface warships and boats and repel air attacks. They have a displacement of 800-900 tons, a speed of 30 knots, cruising capacity of 12 days, a range of 2500 miles and a crew of 39 men. The corvettes are armed with precision missiles (one 8-container universal vertical launcher) and artillery guns.