MRK, built for the Baltic Fleet at the Zelenodolsk plant named after A.M. Gorky, began factory sea trials in the Baltic in October. Now the final stage has come – state tests.
According to the information support department of the press service of the Western Military District for the Baltic Fleet, representatives of the plant, together with the crew of the ship and members of the state selection committee, are conducting maneuvering and high-speed tests, checking the operation of all units and assemblies, weapons, navigation and radio equipment.
When the marine part of the state testing program is completed, the revision of the ship will begin. The factory workers will conduct a control opening of mechanisms and instruments, specialists and members of the state commission will assess the general condition of the ship, its equipment and facilities.
After signing the acceptance certificate with the customer, the naval flag will be hoisted on the ship and the Grad will become part of the formation of missile ships and boats of the Baltic naval base of the Baltic Fleet.
Project 21631 small missile ships (RTOs) are multi-purpose ships of the “river-sea” class, designed to guard and protect the economic zone of the state. They have a larger displacement, are equipped with the most modern models of artillery, missile, anti-sabotage, anti-aircraft and radio-technical weapons. The ship’s 30-millimeter automatic artillery mount is capable of destroying enemy aircraft, helicopters and other means of air attack, hitting small sea surface and coastal targets at a great distance from the coast. The water jet propulsion system installed on RTOs allows combat operations in shallow water.