August 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, the Zeleny Dol project 21631 small missile ship (MRK) of the Baltic Fleet, the fourth ship of the modernized Buyan-M series, which is equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles, arrived at the main base of the Northern Fleet – the city of Severomorsk.
On the same day, the Odintsovo MRK built for the Baltic Fleet, also equipped with Caliber, arrived in Severodvinsk. This is the first ship of Project 22800.
After appropriate training to support the forces of the Northern Fleet, the crews of the latest small missile ships will begin testing missile weapon systems in the waters of the Barents and White Seas.
Small rocket ships made the transition to the Northern Fleet via inland waterways and the Belomorkanal system.
Last week, a similar passage to the White Sea naval base of the Northern Fleet was made by the lead patrol ship of Project 22160 of the Black Sea Fleet Vasily Bykov, which will also test naval weapons systems in the White Sea to support the forces of the Northern Fleet.
The Northern Fleet has a wealth of experience in providing tests of the latest ships and submarines, including the performance of practical firing with various weapon systems. This year alone, the forces of the Northern Fleet ensured the testing and execution of missile firing with the newest strategic missile submarine Knyaz Vladimir and continue to provide tests for the lead nuclear submarine of Project 885M (Yasen-M) Kazan.