KALININGRAD, September 20. / TASS /. The Baltic Fleet Sovetsk’s Project 22800 missile corvette returned to its original naval base at Baltiysk in the Kaliningrad region after successful cruise missile fire into the White Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday. .
The Sovetsk missile corvette successfully launched a Kalibr cruise missile from the White Sea to hit a coastal target at the Chizha proving ground in the northwest of the Arkhangelsk region, the press office said. .
“The small missile ship Sovetsk transited the fleets of the Northern Fleet to the Baltic Fleet. The warship traveled a distance of over 4,000 nautical miles, passing along internal waterways. across the White Sea – the Baltic Channel, Lake Ladoga, the Neva River, the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea, “the press office said in a statement.
At the end of August, the crew of the guided-missile corvette Sovetsk deployed to the naval training fields of the Russian Northern Fleet where they fired a Kalibr cruise missile against a coastal target in the field of Chizha essay. Data loggers indicate that the cruise missile was successful in hitting the coastal target from a distance of more than 1,000 kilometers, the statement said.
“After recovering and resting, the crew of the small missile ship Sovetsk proceeded to carry out the combat training measures planned by the Baltic Fleet,” the press office said. .
The Project 22800 Karakurt Class Missile Corvettes are a series of Russian multipurpose missile / artillery warships. Corvettes of this class developed by specialists from the St. Petersburg-based Almaz Central Design Office for Marine Engineering (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) are characterized by high seaworthiness and handling characteristics. They are based on the most advanced domestic technologies that allow their efficient operation within fleet working groups both in northern and southern latitudes.
The Karakurt class corvettes move around 800 tons, develop a speed of over 30 knots and their endurance at sea is 15 days. They are armed with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles and AK-176MA upgraded 76.2mm artillery guns.