Cruise Missile-Carrying Ship Arrived in Syria

Rubric: Russia, Industry

Russian guided missile corvette Zelyony Dol based at Black Sea Fleet (BSF) has arrived in Syrian port Tartous, said the BSF Commander Admiral Aleksander Vitko on Tuesday, 18 February.

"Zelyony Dol arrived in Tartous yesterday and will accomplish assigned tasks. Then she will be shifted by Serpukhov", Vitko said without specifying details, reports RIA Novosti.

Zelyony Dol corvette

The admiral said that at the solemn keel-laying ceremony of Pavel Derzhavin, the third Project 22160 patrol ship in series, held at the Zelenodolsk Shipyard.

Zelyony Dol is a Project 21631 guided-missile corvette (codenamed Buyan-M). The ship was laid down on August 29, 2012 at the Zelenodolsk Shipyard, launched on April 2, 2015. On July 30 the ship arrived for sea and state trials in Novorossiysk. The shipyard’s sea trials ended in November.