A source at the Zelenodolsk Shipyard confirmed that information to Mil.Today
The Black Sea Fleet’s information support department reported that the bad weather and storms were hindering the trials.On December 13, Mil.Today reported about severe weather conditions that disturbed the trials process.
In May 2017, Renat Mistakhov, director of the Zelenodolsk Shipyard promised to hand over the corvette to the Navy in October.
In August, the ship moved to Novorossiysk via internal waterways. The shipyard’s tests started on September 5, upon their successful completion, the corvette proceeded with the state trials.
Project 21631 Buyan-M corvettes were designed by the Zelenodolsk Design Bureau. These are multirole ‘river-sea’ class ships equipped with up-to-date artillery, missiles, anti-terror, air defense and radio electronic weapons, including 8 Caliber cruise missiles. Displacement 949 tons, length 75 meters, beam 11 meters, max speed 25 knots, operating range 2,500 nautical miles, endurance 10 days, crew 52 men.