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Russian Navy corvette performs helicopter trials

13th December 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Russian Navy’s new corvette, Gromky, is undergoing sea trials in the Sea of Japan, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 6 December.

As part of the trials, naval aviation’s anti-submarine helicopters performed landing on the corvette’s deck for the first time. Two Ka-27PL helicopters, in cooperation with the warship's aviation group, carried out landings and takeoffs from the corvette's deck at stop and on-the-move.

Gromky is the second corvette under Project 20380, and is being built for the Pacific Fleet. The ship has a length of 104.5m, beam of 13m, and total displacement of 2,200t. It can reach a maximum speed of up to 27kt.

The vessel will be used to perform operations in the near offshore zone against enemy surface ships and submarines and will provide artillery support for amphibious assault forces.

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