Skip to comments.Russian stealth corvette put British Navy on alert off Danish coast - media
Posted on 06/26/2014 6:13:12 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
The Soobrazitelny head corvette (RIA Novosti / Alexei Danichev)
A British frigate was dispatched to track a mysterious battleship that covertly sneaked in close to Denmarks coast. The ship turned out to be Russian stealth corvette conducting a complex checkout of battle systems, according to British media.
Russian naval drills in the Baltic Sea drew some heat after British HMS Montrose (a type 23 frigate) had to establish line-of-sight range with an unidentified warship cruising off the territorial waters of NATO-member Denmark on June 19.
In harsh conditions of 30 knot winds, British sailors identified the warship as Russias 104-metre-long RFS Soobrazitelny (Project 20381), Steregushy-class stealth corvette, armed with a vast arsenal of anti-ship and air-defense missiles, and anti-submarine torpedoes.
We picked up a vessel on our radar that was not showing any of the normal behavior expected of merchant vessels or allied warships, said Lieutenant Chloe Lea, HMS Montroses watch officer, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"We have seen the Russians operate a lot in this area, but this is the closest we have seen them, she said.
The Royal Navys HMS Montrose, based in Plymouth, has a crew of 205 and is armed with Sea Wolf missiles, Harpoon missiles, and Sting Ray torpedoes.
The RFS Soobrazitelnys basic weapon is an X-35 (NATO code SS-N-25 Switchblade) Uran anti-ship missile complex, Redut anti-air missiles and PaketNK torpedoes.
Both Russian warships and aircraft were conducting routine maneuvers in international waters, so the British ship left the area.
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It is a nice looking rig isn’t it. The rooskies finally have gotten a sense of aesthetic design along with functionality for their warships.
Wonder how fast she is?
It’s described as a “stealth” ship but it was still picked up easily enough the British’s radar?
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Stealth on a ship is a hoax.
Now THAT is a Corvette! Looks similar in bow design to the Kirov.
Not fast enough.
That Pic looks like the british Ship not the Russian Corvette.
Looks like a UnionJack to me flying
Nope, that’s a Russian ship. Look at its ensign
Stealth in a ship is similar to stealth on a plane, in that it is about making the target harder to detect. not impossible, just harder. However, as ships are much bigger than planes the point for stealthy ships is not to make them disappear in the clutter and noise, but rather to make a large naval ship appear to be a smaller non-military vessel. In a busy shipping lane that can allow a vessel to get closer than it would otherwise be able to do, at least close enough to launch its missiles.
Couldn’t they still smell them ? Russians and Deodorant do not go together
Since WHEN is a corvette a Battle Ship?! I stopped reading right there.
I like it, good lines and a good sense of what is designed for.
I wonder how it’s handling characteristics are and what sea-state it functions best in. Also what are the worst conditions it can handle and still conduct it’s mission?
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