Sea Trials of Modernized Project 12341 Smerch Continue

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…

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Project 12341 Smerch Receives AK-176MA Gun

August 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Dalzavod Center for Ship Repair Center JSC (Vladivostok) completed the installation of a new universal AK-176MA 76-mm automatic cannon on the modernized small missile ship Smerch (MRK). The AK-176MA is equipped with a digital control system and a new optoelectronic station, which allows to detect and hit targets in any weather at long range. The high density of fire makes it possible for the gun mount to destroy even armored objects. In July, RTO “Smerch” made an interbase transition from a base station…

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