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Astrakhan. Central Military District Press Service
Astrakhan (serial number 701) is a Project 21630 Buyan river/sea-type corvette designed to reinforce Caspian Flotilla in littoral sea zone and rivers.
REGISTRATIONCaspian Flotilla. City of Astrakhan
CONSTRUCTIONThe ship was laid down on January 30, 2004 at JSC Almaz Shipyard (St. Petersburg) and launched on October 7, 2005.
MILESTONESCommissioned on September 1, 2006.
Since 2006, the ship takes part in all exercises and firing drills held by Caspian Flotilla. She is one of the most up-to-date and combat-worthy ships in the flotilla.
PERFORMANCESpeed: 28 knots
Operational range: up to 1,500 nm
Crew: 29-36 men
DIMENSIONSDisplacement: 500 tons
Length: 62 meters (at design waterline)
Beam: 9.6 meters (at design waterline)
Draft: 2 meters
PROPULSIONTwo-shaft CODAD powerplant
ARMAMENTNavigational aids - one MR-231 radar, Sigma tactical data system
Radars - one Pozitiv-M radar, one 5P-10 Laska radar for gun mounts and gun/missile antiaircraft systems
Electronic warfare - 2 x 10 launchers of PK-10 Smelyi system
Gunnery - one 100-mm gun mount A-190-01 Universal, two six-barreled gun mounts AK-306, two 14.5-mm machine guns, 1 x 40 122-mm MLRS A-215 Grad-M
Air defenses - one 4-tube launcher 3M47 Gibka with antiaircraft missiles Igla or Igla-S