August 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – Ships of the Caspian Flotilla returned to their basing points after participating in the Main Naval Parade
The ships Veliky Ustyug, Grad Sviyazhsk and Uglich of the Buyan-M project and boats of the Grachonok type of the Caspian flotilla returned to their bases in Makhachkala and Kaspiysk after participating in the Main Russian Naval Parade in St. Petersburg.
Ships and anti-sabotage boats overcame more than 2,500 km in a two-week passage from Kronstadt to Dagestan, passing Lake Ladoga, Rybinsk Reservoir, 56 locks and the Volga-Don Canal.
Small missile ships of the project 21631 “Buyan-M” have a shallow draft and can operate on rivers and in the coastal sea zone. The main caliber of the corvettes is the Kalibr-NK missile system, which has a vertical launcher for eight missiles to destroy sea and coastal targets. In addition, the ships are equipped with the latest artillery, anti-aircraft and radio-technical weapons.
The boats of the project 21980 “Grachonok” are designed to combat underwater saboteurs. They are equipped with a hydroacoustic station for detecting submarine sabotage forces and assets “Kalmar” and “Anapa”, as well as a navigation radar station MR-231.
After replenishing supplies of fuel, water and food to the established norms, the ships and boats will take part in the strategic command-staff exercise “Kavkaz-2020”.