MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. The Baltic Fleet’s missile corvettes Steregushchiy and Stoiky paid a three-day visit to Algeria in their long-distance deployment, a source close to Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Friday.
"The missile corvettes Stoiky and Steregushchiy accomplishing long-distance deployment missions called at Algeria on a three-day visit," the source said.
The warships are set to continue carrying out missions as part of the Russian Navy’s Mediterranean standing task force, he said.
The Stoiky and the Steregushchiy are Project 20380 missile corvettes designed to perform green-water missions, fight enemy surface ships and submarines and provide artillery support for amphibious assault operations. 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.