June 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, a small missile ship of project 21631 “Grayvoron”, being built for the Russian Navy at the production facilities of the shipbuilding corporation “Ak Bars”, began to undergo mooring tests. This was reported to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, at a planned meeting on surface shipbuilding.
During mooring tests, specialists will launch and test the operation of the main general ship systems and systems of the main power plant. In parallel with the commissioning works, the arrangement and finishing of the ship’s living and service premises will be carried out. After the completion of the mooring test program, the ship will be sent to an external delivery base in Novorossiysk, where the factory commissioning team and the ship’s crew will begin factory navigation and then state tests. Shipbuilders plan to transfer Grayvoron to the Black Sea Fleet by the end of 2020 in accordance with the terms of the state contract.
In April of this year, MRK “Grayvoron” was launched for completion at the plant’s embankment. To date, the installation of the main mechanisms has been completed on the ship, installation of life support and control systems has been completed, the factory commissioning team has begun the implementation of the ship’s mooring test program. Small missile ships of project 21631 developed by JSC Zelenodolsk Design Bureau are multipurpose ships. They are equipped with the most modern models of artillery, missile, anti-sabotage, anti-aircraft and radio-technical weapons.
JSC Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky ”, which is part of Ak Bars Shipbuilding Corporation JSC, began construction of the ships of this project in 2010. Currently, eight ships of this project – the lead “Grad Sviyazhsk” and serial “Uglich”, “Veliky Ustyug”, “Zeleny Dol”, “Serpukhov”, “Vyshny Volochyok”, “Orekhovo-Zuevo” and “Ingushetia” – already carry service as part of the Russian Navy, three more units of the project are under construction – Grad, Naro-Fominsk and Stavropol.
It is worth noting that the small missile ships of project 21631 are the most numerous series in the modern Russian Navy. The ships of project 21631 previously showed the effectiveness of actions as part of the forces of the Navy in delivering attacks on terrorist targets in the Syrian Arab Republic.