Russia has signed a deal to build two new Tiger Class corvettes under Project 20382 for the Algerian Navy.

The deal was signed by United Shipbuiding Corporation (USC) and Rosoboronexport at the ongoing biennial naval show, International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2011), in St Petersburg, Russia.

The Tiger Class corvette, the export variant of the Steregushchy Class corvettes, is a combat ship that can be deployed in the near sea zone against ships and submarines to support landing troops, and against air targets.

Russia has recently unveiled its newest Steregushchy Class corvette, the Soobrazitelny, which can destroy enemy surface ships, submarines and aircraft, and provide artillery support for beach landings.

USC head Roman Trotsenko said, “We have signed two agreements together with Rosoboronexport to sell two corvettes to Algeria and three light [Molniya missile] corvettes to a former Soviet republic.”