Launching the corvette into the water will allow the installation of ship systems, main engines and shafting to be completed, to center them and to prepare the “Thunderman” for mooring trials.
Alexander Ulyashev, deputy chief builder of the plant, said that Russian manufacturers engaged in equipping the ship would soon complete the manufacture of equipment previously supplied from abroad.
Ранее сообщалось that the engines were manufactured as part of an import substitution program at the Kolomna Plant, which specializes in locomotive and diesel engine building based on its own scientific and technical developments.
The hull coloring is almost complete. Immediately before launching, we will install the fairing hydroacoustic station.
- explained A. Ulyashev on the progress of work.
Multipurpose corvettes of the 20385 project, developed by the Almaz Central Design Bureau, are intended for detecting and destroying enemy submarines and surface ships, for assault landing, and also for solving various tasks in the near-sea zone. Artillery, missile, anti-submarine, sonar and radar complexes are located on the ships. The project provides a hangar for the Ka-27 helicopter.
Corvette displacement is 2200 tons, cruising range is 3500 miles, autonomy is 15 days, crew is 99 people. The ship’s armament is represented by an 100-mm artillery mount. A-190-01, two 30-mm anti-aircraft guns AK-630M, universal missile system "Caliber-NK", anti-aircraft missile system"Redoubt"antisubmarine complex"Package"anti-submarine helicopter Ka-27.