September 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – The modernized small missile ship (RTO) of the Pacific Fleet “Smerch” went to sea, where the next stage of factory sea trials will be held.
Over the course of several days, at sea, sailors and industry representatives will conduct the “Tornado” maneuvering and speed tests, check the operation of all units, systems and components, navigation and radio equipment, and also test the ship’s armament.
Repair and modernization of the ship took place in Kamchatka on the basis of JSC Northeast Repair Center, as well as in the Dalzavod ship repair center in Vladivostok. Work on the modernization of the ship began in 2017. During this period, the RTO was rearmament from the Malachite missile system to the Uran anti-ship cruise missile system. The ship was repaired and replaced with more advanced individual systems and mechanisms.