Built for the Pacific fleet the newest corvette "Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov" began the stage of sea trials, having entered the waters of the Sea of Japan for the first time. This is reported by the Ministry of Defense.
According to the report, the corvette left the delivery base of the fleet in Vladivostok, where it had previously passed mooring tests and entered the Sea of Japan. During the first stage, the corvette crew, together with the delivery team, will check the ship for compliance with the tactical and technical characteristics, as well as for the reliability and performance of the corvette's systems and equipment in various conditions.
The transfer of the corvette to the Pacific Fleet will take place before the end of this year.
The project 20380 corvette "Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov" was laid down in Komsomolsk-on-Amur on July 22, 2015, on September 12, 2019, brought out of the slipway into the outfitting and transport-launching floating dock, on October 21, 2019, physically launched from the dock. On May 25, 2020, it entered the Zeya transport floating dock for transportation to Vladivostok, where it was delivered in mid-June.
Project 20380 corvettes are classified as 2nd-class multipurpose combat surface ships of the near sea zone. At the same time, NATO considers project 20380 too large for corvettes, and defines them as frigates. Project 20380 was developed by the Almaz design bureau.