VLADIVOSTOK, October 21. /TASS/. The crew of the Russian Pacific Fleet’s Project 20380 missile corvette Sovershenniy conducted artillery and air defense firings during drills in the Sea of Japan, the Fleet’s press office reported on Friday.
"Under the scenario of the naval exercise, the corvette was assigned with passing through a mine dangerous zone. The ship’s crew employed radio-technical equipment, timely detected minefields set up by a notional enemy and destroyed them by firing AK-630 artillery guns," the press office said in a statement.
The corvette’s crew also practiced air defense during the drills. The teams of the ship’s radio-technical combat unit detected the mock enemy’s aerial missile attack and notionally fired the Redut air defense system. After the notional firings, the ship’s crew employed a deception jamming system, the statement says.
The crew of the missile corvette Sovershenniy is mastering the skills pursuant to the Fleet’s combat training plan, the press office specified.
Project 20380 corvettes are designed to accomplish green-water missions, fight enemy surface ships and submarines and provide artillery support for amphibious assault operations. The corvettes of this type incorporate the latest solutions for reducing their physical fields. In particular, the shipbuilders significantly reduced their radar signature during their construction, using radio absorption materials and specially designing their hull and superstructure.
Project 20380 corvettes are armed with Uran anti-ship missiles, Redut surface-to-air missile systems, A-190 and AK-630 artillery guns and Paket-NK anti-submarine warfare weapons. They can carry Ka-27 helicopters of any modification.