Russian Navy Unveils Third Stealth Corvette

18 April 2011 (Last Updated April 18th, 2011 18:30)

The Russian Navy has unveiled a third new Steregushchy Class (Project 20380) corvette, the Boiky, at St Petersburg's Severnaya Verf shipyard, Russia. The Steregushchy Class corvettes have a displacement capacity of 2,000t and are capable of reaching a speed of 27kt, with accommodation for

The Russian Navy has unveiled a third new Steregushchy Class (Project 20380) corvette, the Boiky, at St Petersburg's Severnaya Verf shipyard, Russia.

The Steregushchy Class corvettes have a displacement capacity of 2,000t and are capable of reaching a speed of 27kt, with accommodation for a crew of 100.

The ships are equipped with SS-N-25 Switchblade anti-ship missiles, a 100mm gun and a range of air defence and anti-submarine systems.

The ships also feature stealth technology that reduces their secondary radar field, as well as acoustic, infrared, magnetic and visual signatures.

The corvettes are capable of destroying enemy surface ships, submarines and aircraft, and providing artillery support for beach landings.

The first corvette is already in service with Russia's Baltic Fleet, while the second ship is expected to join in 2011, according to RIA Novosti.