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Russian Black Sea Fleet Project 21631 Buyan-M Class Corvette Deploy to Mediterranean Sea
 
The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Project 21631 small missile ship Zelyony Dol and the ocean-going mine-sweeper Kovrovets have left Sevastopol in Crimea to accomplish scheduled tasks in the Mediterranean Sea, the fleet’s press office said on Monday.
The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Project 21631 small missile ship Zelyony Dol and the ocean-going mine-sweeper Kovrovets have left Sevastopol in Crimea to accomplish scheduled tasks in the Mediterranean Sea, the fleet’s press office said on Monday.
 
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Naval Forces News - Russia
 
 
 
Russian Black Sea Fleet Project 21631 Buyan-M Class Corvette Deploy to Mediterranean Sea
 
The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Project 21631 small missile ship Zelyony Dol and the ocean-going mine-sweeper Kovrovets have left Sevastopol in Crimea to accomplish scheduled tasks in the Mediterranean Sea, the fleet’s press office said on Monday.
     
The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Project 21631 small missile ship Zelyony Dol and the ocean-going mine-sweeper Kovrovets have left Sevastopol in Crimea to accomplish scheduled tasks in the Mediterranean Sea, the fleet’s press office said on Monday.
Project 21631 Buyan-M-class small missile ship (corvette) Zelyony Dol (hull number 602)
     
The vessels are expected to accomplish tasks within the Russian Navy’s permanent group in the Mediterranean Sea, the press office added.

"The vessels have headed for a distant maritime zone in accordance with the force rotation program. The small missile ship Zelyony Dol will accomplish tasks in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time," Fleet spokesman Captain 1st Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachyov said.

The small missile ship Zelyony Dol built for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet by the Zelenodolsk Shipyard arrived in Sevastopol in November 2015. The ocean-going mine-sweeper Kovrovets accomplished tasks in the Atlantic Ocean and the Persian Gulf earlier. The two vessels were involved in the sudden combat readiness check of Russian Southern Military District forces on February 8-12, 2016. Before going to the Mediterranean Sea, the vessels practiced accomplishing daily tasks and combat missions at sea.

The Project 21631 small missile ship is armed with the Kalibr (NATO reporting name: SS-N-27 Sizzler) missile system containing missiles in the 3S14 vertical launcher with eight launch tubes. The Kalibr missile system delivers strikes on naval and ground targets using 3M-54 and 3M-14 cruise missiles, respectively. The Project 21631 small missile ship is equipped with the A-190 100mm gun, the AK-630-2 Duet small-caliber antiaircraft artillery system and 3M-47 Gibka launchers. The Project 21631 small missile ship has a length of 75 meters, a displacement of 949 tons, a speed of 25 knots and endurance of 2,500 miles. The ship’s crew totals 52. Its cruising capacity is up to ten days.

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