Project 1154 Neustrashimy Schedule for April Return to the Fleet

Patrol ship “Neustrashimy” after repair and modernization, which took place at the Baltic Shipyard (PSZ) “Yantar”, will return to the combat strength of the Baltic Fleet (BF) approximately in the second decade of April 2022. This was reported to TASS by a source in the military-industrial complex.

“Testing of the watchdog after repairs and modernization is being completed. It is expected that it will return to the combat strength of the Baltic Fleet at the beginning of the second decade of April,” he said.

TASS has no official confirmation of this information.

“Neustrashimy” went to trials after repair and modernization at PSZ (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) on February 15.

As reported on April 1 in the press service of the Baltic Fleet, “Neustrashimy” during the tests successfully carried out artillery and torpedo firing at sea. The Kortik anti-aircraft missile and artillery system was involved in firing at air targets. A day earlier, as part of weapons testing, the crew of the patrol ship fired torpedoes at mock underwater and surface targets.

The main repair work was carried out to update the mechanical part of the ship – afterburner engines were restored and reinstalled, weapons and support mechanisms were modernized.

It was previously reported that the repair of the Fearless should be completed in 2021. Since 2014, the ship has been under repair at Yantar. The contractual deadlines for the repair of the frigate were twice postponed due to a large additional amount of work identified during the fault detection and due to the difficulty in repairing Ukrainian-made afterburner engines. By 2019, the issue with the engines was resolved.

Neustrashimy has been part of the Baltic Fleet since 1991.

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