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Russian advanced corvette Stoikiy sets out for maiden sea trial

Boikiy is to join Baltic Fleet in 2014

KALININGRAD, December 25. /ITAR-TASS/. The project 20380 advanced corvette Stoikiy (Steadfast), which had been built at the northern wharf in the city of St. Petersburg for the Baltic Fleet, has set out for a maiden sea trial in the Gulf of Finland, where the first stage of her sea trials will pass at the maritime firing ranges at the Leningrad naval base, head of the information support department of the press service of the Western Military District for the Russian Baltic Fleet Vladimir Matveyev told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

“During the trials the Stoikiy crew together with representatives of different production industries will check the operating capacity of on-board systems and devices of the corvette in the sea,” he said.

Along with the crew the commissioning team includes specialists from different branches of the producing plant and the contractors.

This is the third project 20380 serial corvette. The flagship of these serial corvettes is the corvette Steregushchiy (guarding), which had been put into operation of the Baltic Fleet in 2007. The corvette Soobrazitelny (smart), which is the first one among these serial corvettes, was passed to the Russian Baltic Fleet on October 14, 2011, the second corvette Boikiy (courageous) came into service of the Baltic Fleet on May 16, 2013.

The project 20380 corvettes have a water displacement of 2,000 tonnes, a length of more than 100 metres and can reach the speed of up to 27 knots. The warship can sail for a distance of 4,000 nautical miles on an autonomous mission.

The warships of this type are essentially new in terms of their tactical technical parameters and combat characteristics.