Russian Navy to Receive New Project 20386 Corvette
The St. Petersburg-based Severnaya Shipyard will lay down a new Project 20386 corvette for the Russian Navy in late 2015 or early 2016. This information was furnished by a source in the Russian defence industry.
“It is a new modification of a surface ship. Its design will combine elements of the basic configuration and removable combat units that will significantly expand the range of tasks performed by the corvette,” the official said, noting that the Project 20386 corvette will be equipped with a helicopter and unmanned aerial vehicles.
In addition, the ship will be fitted with the latest domestic avionics and electronic weapons that have no analogues in the world.
“These measures will considerably increase the effectiveness of surface, air and underwater surveillance, and enhance the capabilities of electronic warfare,” the source concluded.