Russia: Corvette Boiky to Join BF in 2012

 

Corvette Boiky will be commissioned into Baltic Fleet (BF) in 2012; at present, the ship had been launched and undergoes mooring trials at Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg. She will be the second serial corvette built under Project 20380. The lead ship is corvette Stereguschiy handed over to Baltic Fleet in 2007. Second ship of the project and the first serial one – corvette Soobrazitelny – was delivered to BF on Oct 14, 2011.

Upon completion of all shipyard’s and state trials, corvette Boiky will join Baltic Fleet like her predecessors.

Displacement of a Project 20380 corvette is 2,000 tons; length is over 100 meters; max speed is 27 knots; operating range is 4,000 miles.

Ships of this class have crucially new combat and technical characteristics. Among their key advantages are versatility, compactness, low signature, advanced automation and integration of control systems.

Naval Today Staff , January 10, 2012

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