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Corvette Gromky conducts live firing for the first time during sea trials

November 15, 2018, 9:23 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Gromky corvette is the second corvette of Project 20380, which was built specially for the Pacific Fleet

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MOSCOW, November 15. /TASS/. The advanced corvette Gromky has first conducted live firing in the Sea of Japan during sea trials, spokesman for the Pacific Fleet Captain 2nd rank Nikolai Voskresensky reported on Thursday.

"The advanced corvette Gromky, that has to join the Pacific Fleet soon, has conducted live firing for the first time during sea trials. The structural testing of ship weapons was carried out with live firing in the Sea of Japan. An A-190 100-mm multipurpose shipborne automatic gun mount and AK-630 six-barreled automatic gun mounts were tested in various modes," Voskresensky said.

Supply ships supported the ship’s operation at sea trials, along with planes and helicopters of the Pacific Fleet’s naval aviation.

The Gromky corvette is the second corvette of Project 20380, which was built specially for the Pacific Fleet under the rearmament program. It was delivered to Vladivostok from Amur Shipyards on August 31. It is 104.5 meters long, 13 meters wide, its displacement is 2,200 tonnes and full speed is up to 27 knots.

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