New Russian Navy’s corvette conducts landing tests

IIlustration: The Project 20380 class, Corvette Stoiky in Saint Petersburg (Photo by: Alex 'Florstein' Fedorov)

Russian Navy’s advanced Project 20380 corvette, the Sovershenny, has taken the Ka-27 helicopter aboard during the recent official tests, according to TASS.

The Ka-27 antisubmarine search and rescue helicopter landed over 20 times on the corvette during the day and night while the corvette was in motion, at anchor, and adrift.

The Project 20380 corvette was built at the Amur Shipyards for the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet.The main purpose of the corvettes of the 20380 class is to fight ships and submarines and provide fire support during landing operations. Their displacement reaches 2,200 tonnes, their speed is going up to 27 knots, and the maximum cruise range is 4,000 miles.

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