Russia’s Baltic Sea Fleet will receive new small missile shipsCredit: Twitter @pmakela1
The Russian Baltic Sea Fleet is expected to receive new warships in 2022 with more than 30 different types of exercises planned in Baltic Sea waters by the end of the year, as reported CASS news agency on Wednesday, May 18.
“The Russian Baltic Sea Fleet expects new warships by the end of 2022. In particular, we are talking about modern small missile ships of the 22800 “Karakurt” and 21631 “Buyan-M” projects.
They have already been launched at shipyards and are being prepared for testing,” the Russian press service said in reference to the commander of the Northern Fleet, Vice Admiral Viktor Liina, without specifying the number of ships. who will join the fleet.
The Russian press service also noted that the patrol boat Neustrashimiy is completing a series of tests on the fleet training grounds after a deep modernization. After their completion, it will return to the fleet and continue to perform tasks in accordance with its mission as part of surface ships.
Patrol vessel Neustrashimiy, which underwent repairs and modernization at the Baltic Shipyard Yantar in Kaliningrad, successfully carried out artillery and missile firing exercises in the Baltic Sea ranges.
“Ships of the Russian Baltic Sea Fleet will participate in more than 30 exercises of different orientation in the waters of the Baltic Sea, as well as international exercises that will be held in different areas of the world ocean from here the end of the year,” the Russian press service said.
In addition to ships and support vessels, coastal units, naval aircraft and helicopters will be involved in the exercises in the Baltic Fleet area of responsibility. In addition, according to the press service, the ships will make several trips, including to the offshore area.
According to the press service, the planned intensity of fleet combat training during the winter training period has increased by 42 percent. Surface ships and support ships covered approximately 100,000 nautical miles.
At present, several ships of the Russian Baltic Sea Fleet are successfully performing their assigned tasks in the far sea zone. Naval aviation crews flew more than 3,500 hours during the winter period, greatly exceeding last year’s figures.
Project 22800 small missile ships are equipped with high-precision Kalibr cruise missile systems, modern command and control systems, radio communications, navigation, electronic warfare and countermeasures, weapons anti-subversive weapons and portable surface-to-air missile systems.
Ships are designed to operate as part of warship detachments and warship groups as well as individually.
Small missile ships (corvettes) of project 21631 (code name Buyan-M) are Russian next-generation multi-purpose missile and artillery ships. They are intended for patrol duty on guarding the sea area in open coastal waters of seas, oceans, inland seas and navigable rivers.
The main strike armament (the Kalibr-NK missile launcher) allows it to engage not only enemy surface ships, but also land objects located at a considerable distance from the coast.
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