Russia’s 10th “Rezky” Corvette Starts Shipbuilders’ Sea Trials
The ship’s full displacement and dimensions are large for a corvette. Thus, NATO designated it as a frigate. The Steregushchiy class ships are used for operations in the littoral zone, engagement of enemy submarines and surface ships, and gun support for landing operations.“The main task of the first shakedown cruise is to test the main propulsion unit. During several days, the crew of the ship and shipbuilders will check the work of the main propulsion unit in various operation modes.”Earlier, a special test bench for hull electromagnetic processing was used to measure physical fields and adjust the monitoring equipment.The fourth serial Project 20380 multirole corvette Rezky was laid down at the Amur Shipyard in 2016. In late October 2021, the corvette arrived in Vladivostok on board the Zeya floating dock to undergo outfitting and get additional equipment at the Amur Shipyard’s acceptance base.In general, the complex of the first phase of the factory sea trials includes tests of the entire mechanical part of the vessel and the navigation equipment. The shipbuilders are also planning a partial radar test.