Russia’s Pacific Fleet will soon get six diesel-electric submarines, eight corvettes and also a destroyer, nuclear-powered subs and small missile ships armed with cruise missiles, Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Sergei Avakyants said in an interview with the Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda on Wednesday.
“Until the end of 2018, we are planning to accept the Project 20380 corvette Gromky for service. This is the second corvette of this Project specially built for the Pacific Fleet under the rearmament program,” the admiral said.
The warship is currently at the final stage of shipbuilders’ sea and state trials. The naval flag will be hoisted aboard the corvette in late December, the Pacific Fleet commander said.
Next year, the Pacific Fleet will be reinforced with the Project 20385 corvette Gremyashchiy. The crew has already taken its place on the warship whose construction is nearing completion in a planned manner, he noted.