Russian Grisha-class Yunga corvette conducts live-firing drills near Norway


According to information published by Tass on March 16, 2022, the Northern Fleet’s small antisubmarine warfare (ASW) ship Yunga (Grisha-class) has practiced artillery live-firing against aerial targets during an exercise in the Barents Sea.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Project 1124 Albatros (Grisha class) corvette Yunga (Picture source: Sasha Krotov)


The small antisubmarine warfare ship Yunga is designed to search for and eliminate adversary submarines in the close operational zone. It is armed with antisubmarine torpedoes, depth charges, artillery, and air defense missile systems, radars, and sonars.

The Grisha class, Soviet designation Project 1124 Albatros, are a series of anti-submarine corvettes built by the Soviet Union between 1970 and 1990 and later by Russia and Ukraine.

These ships have a limited range and are largely used only in coastal waters. They have been equipped with a variety of ASW weapons and an SA-N-4 "Gecko" surface-to-air missile launcher. All were fitted with retractable fin stabilizers.

The designation "corvette" for these ships was a conditional adaptation as the Soviet classification was a small anti-submarine ship (MPK). In the Russian Navy, the Grisha are expected to be partially replaced by the Steregushchiy-class corvette.


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