The newest corvette project 20380 “Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov” will continue to serve in the Primorsky flotilla of the Pacific Fleet, the corresponding decision was made by the command of the Russian fleet. It is reported “Notifications” citing a source in the military department.
The naval command decided to leave the corvette “Aldar Tsydenzhapov” as part of the Primorskaya flotilla of the Pacific Fleet, he will become part of the 165th brigade based in Vladivostok. It was initially reported, that the ship will go to serve in Kamchatka.
As stated in the Navy, thus, the decision was made to strengthen the southeastern borders of the country and the naval presence in the Pacific. The Primorsky Flotilla is actively involved in ensuring Russian foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific region.
Corvette project 20380 “Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov” was laid in Komsomolsk-on-Amur 22 July 2015 of the year, 12 September 2019 from the boathouse into the outfitting and transport-launching floating dock, 21 October 2019 physically launched from the dock. 25 May 2020 year introduced into the transport floating dock “Zeyskaya” for transportation to Vladivostok, where it was delivered in mid-June. The ship entered the factory sea trials and state tests at the end of September., accepted into the Navy 25 December 2020 of the year.
corvettes project 20380 classified as multi-purpose combat surface ships of the 2nd rank of the near sea zone. In the same time, NATO considers the project 20380 too big for corvettes, and defines them as frigates. Project 20380 developed by the design bureau “diamond”.
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