Russia: 2nd Karakurt-class littoral combat ship launched in St. Petersburg

Russia's second Karakurt-class littoral combat ship was launched at the Pella shipyard in St. Petersburg on Friday. The 'Taifun' 800-ton missile corvette includes various attack and anti-aircraft weapons, combat command and control systems, as well as reconnaissance and communications equipment. It boasts an average speed of over 30 knots/h. Deputy Head of the Russian Navy for Armaments... Еще, Viktor Bursuk, called the ship «a result of the evolution of small missile ships» highlighting its «better seaworthiness and ability to work in more remote maritime zones.» The vessel is due to undertake sea trails before entering service with Russian naval forces.

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