Factory running and state tests of the new small missile ship of Project 21631 "Graivoron" will take place at the delivery base in Novorossiysk. According to the press service of the Zelenodolsk shipyard, RTOs have begun the transition to the Black Sea.
The ninth in the series and the eighth serial after the lead ship, the Graivoron MRK was laid down in Zelenodolsk by order of the Russian Navy on April 10, 2015, named after the city of Graivoron in the Belgorod region of Russia. Mooring trials of MRK began in early June this year.
Under the contract, the ship will become part of the Black Sea Fleet by the end of 2020. According to available information, RTOs will replenish the 41st Sevastopol Order of Nakhimov with a crew of missile boats. The brigade includes the MRK division and the tactical group of missile boats. The crew for the ship is already prepared.
RTOs of project 21631 "Buyan-M" are multipurpose ships of the "river-sea" type, equipped with modern weapons, including eight high-precision cruise missiles "Caliber". Displacement - 949 tons with a length of 75 meters and a width of 11 meters. The maximum speed is 25 knots. Cruising range - 2500 miles, autonomy - 10 days. The crew is 52 people. Installed jet propulsion.