The press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the start of state tests of the warship “Borea” or (Shturm), which was developed for the country’s Navy.
“Recently, the stage of state tests of the Borya missile ship of the Karakurt project, which was developed as part of the state project 22800 for the Russian Navy, began in the Baltic Sea,” the ministry said in a statement.
The statement added: “During the tests that the ship will undergo, the crew, together with members of government commissions and experts, will check all the systems of the ship, including navigation, communications and weapons systems.
And Borea is the fourth ship of the Karakurt type, which was built at the Russian Bella plant as part of the state project 22800, and work on its manufacture began in 2016 and it was launched for the first time in 2018.
Each of the Russian missile ships Karkurt is 67 meters long, 11 meters wide and has a displacement of 800 tons. It can cover distances of up to 2,500 miles at a speed of 30 knots and perform missions lasting 15 days.
The main armament of these ships includes new 76.2 mm AK-176MA guns, AK-630M anti-aircraft systems and Kalibr-NK attack missiles.
Source: Weapons of Russia