MOSCOW, July 20. /TASS/. Three most advanced warships were accepted for service in the Russian Navy along with 49 Kalibr cruise missiles in the first half of this year, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said on Friday.
"Three newly-built combat ships, two support vessels and one warship that had undergone repairs and the Bastion coastal defense missile system were accepted in the interests of the Navy," the deputy defense minister said.
The Russian Navy also received 49 Kalibr tactical cruise missiles and four anti-ship missiles, he said.
As Commander of the 13th Brigade of the Baltic Fleet’s Leningrad naval base Captain 1st Rank Grigory Chernetsky said, the Project 18280 medium reconnaissance ship Ivan Khurs recently accepted for service "is ready to accomplish its assigned missions for the designated purpose."
"The Project 18280 ship is designated to provide for communications and the fleet’s command and control, carry out radio-technical reconnaissance and conduct electronic warfare," he said.
As the officer said, the ship is currently in a roadstead off Kronshtadt and is preparing for a naval parade.
The Russian Navy also received the Project 21631 missile corvette Vyshny Volochyok.
"The warship is furnished with modern strike, missile, air defense and artillery systems and has successfully passed all types of trials in the Black Sea," Commander of the 41st Brigade of Missile Boats of the Black Sea Fleet’s Crimean naval base Captain 1st Rank Igor Vorobyov said.