The head corvette of project 20385 "Thundering" is planned to be transferred to the Naval fleet RF in December this year, and not at the end of August as previously reported. This was announced by the general director of Severnaya Verf, which built the ship, Igor Orlov.
Answering the relevant question, Orlov explained that the "Gremyashchiy" corvette is currently being tested at sea, and according to the enterprise's plans, the ship's transfer to the customer is scheduled for the end of the year. The corvette is intended for the Pacific Fleet.
He is currently on trial at sea. We plan to transfer in December
- he said.
Earlier, Severnaya Verf announced plans to transfer the corvette to the fleet at the end of August, immediately after passing the state tests. This was stated by the former general director of the enterprise Igor Ponomarev. The duration of the tests, which had already been 9 months in mid-June, Ponomarev explained by the desire of the Ministry of Defense "to check the lead ship more thoroughly."
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.
The ship is a further development of project 20380. Designed to detect and destroy surface enemy ships or submarines, organize landing, guard the coastal zone, escort other ships.
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".