The command of the Russian Navy (Navy) will send the newest corvette of project 20380 “Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov” to Vladivostok. There, thanks to the unique Zaslon radar, he will radically increase the power of the Primorskaya fleet grouping. Sources in the military department reported this to Izvestia.
The return of the corvette: why the Navy decided to resume postponed projects The Russian fleet will receive new warships of the 20380 and 20385 series
Initially, the ship was planned to be sent to Kamchatka. However, now the ship will be part of the 165th brigade of ships. It will help strengthen Russia’s southeastern borders and its naval presence in the Pacific.
One of the tasks of the corvette will be long voyages in the Pacific region. Because of the latest radar on board, it has already been nicknamed the “all-seeing corvette.”
Experts believe that the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) of the Russian Navy is actively involved in ensuring the country’s foreign policy in one of the key regions of the world, and the renewal of the grouping of surface ships is long overdue.
“Aldar Tsydenzhapov” is the seventh representative of the series of corvettes of the project 20380 “Guarding”. It was named after a sailor from the Pacific Fleet, who in 2009, at the cost of his life, prevented a catastrophe on the destroyer Bystry and saved the ship and 300 crew members.
The project 22380 multipurpose corvette has become the most massive large warship developed in the post-Soviet era. Until today, there were six of them in the Russian Navy. “Guarding”, “Smart”, “Boyky” and “Steady” serve in the Baltic Fleet, “Perfect” and “Loud” – in the Pacific. “Zealous” and “Strogiy” are being completed in St. Petersburg. They should be part of the Baltic or Black Sea fleets.
It is planned to send two corvettes to the Pacific Fleet, built according to the updated project. “Aldar Tsydenzhapov” was handed over to the fleet at the end of 2020, the corvette “Rezky” should be ready by the end of this year. Both ships were built at the Amur shipyard.
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The seventh went: the “all-seeing corvette” went to Vladivostok