Russia Set to Float Out 2nd Stealth Corvette

From RIA Novosti: St. Petersburg’s Severnaya Verf shipyard will float out on Wednesday a new corvette featuring stealth technology, a Russian Navy spokesman said.

The Soobrazitelny is the second Project 20380 corvette designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau.

"The corvette features innovative solutions regarding hull design, armament, communications and electronics," the spokesman said.

The first Project 20380 corvette, the Steregushchy, was put into service with Russia’s Baltic Fleet in October 2008, and two other ships of the same series, the Boyky and the Stoyky, are under construction. …

Russia plans to have up to 30 vessels of this class to ensure the protection of its coastal waters, as well as its oil and gas transportation routes, especially in the Black and the Baltic seas.  (photo:  Yuryi Abramochkin/RIA Novosti)

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