Transfer to the Naval fleet corvette "Zealous" project 20380, built at the "Severnaya Verf", will be held until the end of 2021. This was stated by the general director of the enterprise Igor Orlov.
Speaking at the launching ceremony of the Kapitan Geller trawler on March 30, 2021, Orlov said that the new Project 20380 corvette Zetivy, built at the enterprise, will be handed over to the Russian fleet by the end of this year. The exact dates for the transfer of the ship to the customer were not named.
Zealous is the fifth corvette of Project 20380 built at Severnaya Verf. It differs from the previous corvettes of this project mainly by the installation of a new multifunctional radar complex "Zaslon" with the placement of fixed antennas in a tower-like superstructure, similar to the corvettes of the 20385 project.
Laid down on February 20, 2015, on October 4, 2017, the formation of the hull was completed, on March 21, 2018, the loading of engines and gearboxes into the forward engine room was completed. Launched from the boathouse on December 25, 2019, launched on March 12, 2020.
Corvettes of project 20380 are designed for operations in the near sea zone of the state, to combat surface ships and submarines of the enemy; for artillery support of naval landing during naval landing operations by launching missile and artillery attacks on ships and vessels at sea and bases; to patrol the area of responsibility with a view to blocking.
Displacement standard 1800 tons, total 2220 tons. The length is the largest 104,5 meters, width 13 meters, maximum draft 7,95 meters. Maximum speed 27 knots. Cruising range up to 4000 miles.
The main armament is the Uran 2X4 anti-ship missile system, and the Caliber or Onyx from the eighth ship. Also in service with the Redut air defense system, the Pak-NK anti-submarine system, the A-100 190-mm gun mount, two 14,5 mm machine-gun mounts and two DP-64 anti-sabotage grenade launchers. There is a hangar for the Ka-27 helicopter.
As the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Evmenov said earlier, after the completion afloat, "Zealous" will go to serve in the Black Sea Fleet, although earlier the place of service of the corvette was called the Baltic.