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Buyan-M Corvette Vyshny Volochyok Joins Russia's Black Sea Fleet

The ‘Vyshny Volochyok’ Project 21631 guided missile corvette (NATO reporting name: Buyan-M) has officially joined the Black Sea Fleet (ChF) of the Russian Navy, according to a ChF spokesperson Captain 1st rank Roman Trukachyov.

Buyan M Corvette Vyshny Volochyok Joins Russias Black Sea FleetThe Buyan-M corvette / Project 21631 small rocket ship ‘Vyshny Volochyok’ was commissioned with the Russian Black Sea Fleet

Following the official flag raising ceremony, the crew of the ship resumed training. The servicemen will start carrying out their duties at an early date, Trukhachyov added. ‘Vyshny Volochyok’ is the sixth Project 21631 guided missile corvette.

The Project 21631 corvette is armed with the Kalibr (SS-N-27 Sizzler) missile system containing missiles in the 3S14 vertical launcher with eight launch tubes. The Kalibr system attacks seaborne and land-based targets, using the 3M-54 (SS-N-27 Sizzler) and 3M-14 (SS-N-30) cruise missiles, respectively. The Project 21631 corvette has the A-190 100mm gun, the AK-630-2 Duet small-caliber antiaircraft artillery system and 3M-47 Gibka launchers as well. The ship has a length of 75 m, a displacement of 949 t, a speed of 25 kt and a cruising range of 2,500 nautical miles. Its cruising capacity is up to ten days. Its crew totals 52.

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