The head corvette of the project 20385 “Thundering” has successfully completed state tests at the marine ranges of the North fleet and is preparing for the inter-naval transition to the Baltic Sea. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the corvette will make an inter-naval transition to the Baltic, where it will return to the Northern Shipyards to conduct an audit of the ship and all its systems. If nothing has changed, the raising of the Andreevsky flag and the transition of the ship to the Pacific Fleet will take place in the near future.
Earlier it was reported that the “Thundering” will be part of the Navy until the end of 2019, but in the future it was decided to continue its tests, which took place in the White Sea. Tests resumed after January 10, the corvette conducted torpedo firing. The final step was the development of the towing of the ship, for which the SB-523 rescue vessel was activated last week.
The 20385 Project “Thundering” is the lead ship of the series. Laid down in February 2012, launched in June 2017. Construction was delayed due to the non-delivery of German MTU power plants. The corvette was completed with Russian diesel engines 1DDA-12000 of the Kolomensky plant. The unit consists of two 16D49 engines with 6000 horsepower.
It is a further development of the 20380 project. Designed to detect and destroy surface enemy ships or submarines, organize landing, guard the coastal zone, escort other ships.
Corvette displacement - 2200 tons, length - 104 m, width - 13 m, speed - up to 27 knots, cruising range - 3500 miles, autonomy - 15 days crew - 99 people.
The armament includes the universal naval rifle complex (UKSK) for the Caliber, Onyx and possibly Zircon, Redut air defense systems, the 100-mm A-190-01 artillery system, two AK-30-mm anti-aircraft artillery systems 630M, as well as anti-submarine complex "Package".