Russian corvette Ivanovets fires supersonic missile on Ukrainian corvette Ternopil

According to information published by Dzen on July 21, 2023, the Russian Navy conducted exercises using the P-270 Moskit anti-ship missile system to hit a target ship in the Black Sea.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Russian Project 1241.1 M corvette Ivanovets firing P-270 Moskit missile. (Picture source: Russian MoD)

The P-270 Moskit supersonic ramjet-powered anti-ship cruise missile was fired from the Project 1241.1M (Tarantul class) corvette Ivanovets. The former Ukrainian Grisha-class corvette Termopil was used as the target.

P-270 Moskit

The P-270 Moskit is a supersonic ramjet-powered anti-ship cruise missile developed by Russia. It is renowned for its speed and destructive power. It uses an active radar seeker to find its target and has a maximum range of up to 120 km.

The missile weighs approximately 3.95 tons and carries a warhead weighing 300 kg. Its design features a steep dive trajectory that aids in bypassing enemy defenses. Once it's near the target, the Moskit lowers its altitude to approximately 7 meters, making it difficult for anti-missile systems to intercept.

Tarantul class

Project 1241.1M is a class of Russian missile corvettes, commonly known as the Tarantu class. The Ivanovets, part of this class, is a small but highly capable warship, designed for coastal defense missions and equipped with potent anti-ship weaponry, including the P-270 Moskit missile system.

She has a displacement of approximately 550 tons and can reach speeds of up to 35 knots. Besides the Moskit missile system, the ship is armed with a 76mm AK-176M main gun, two 30mm AK-630M close-in weapon systems, and other weapons.

Grisha class

The Grisha-class corvettes, originally designed by the Soviet Union, are small anti-submarine warfare ships. The Termopil, a former Ukrainian ship of this class, was used as the target in this exercise.

The Grisha-class corvettes typically displace around 1,000 tons and are equipped with sonar, torpedoes, and other weapons primarily designed for anti-submarine warfare.

The Grisha-class vessels are known for their distinctive hull shape and superstructure, which contribute to a low radar signature. Despite their age, they remain a valuable asset in littoral combat scenarios.

Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Former Ukrainian Grisha class corvette Ternopil destroyed. (Picture source: Russian MoD)