Serpukhov and Zeleny Dol Small-Sized Missile Ships of the Black Sea Fleet Successfully Finished Performance Trials
(Source: Russian Ministry of Defense; issued Nov 17, 2015)
The missile corvette Serpuchov, and her sister-ship Zeleny Dol, both armed with the now-famous Klub cruise missile, have completed their final trials and will shortly be commissioned into the Black Sea fleet. (Russian MoD photo)
Performance trials of the Serpukhov and Zeleny Dol small-sized missile ships have successfully been finished at the Novorossiysk military naval base of the Black Sea Fleet.

They have been built at the Zelenodolsky shipyard named after A.M. Gorky within the implementation of the shipbuilding programme of the Russian Navy and the re-equipment plan of the Black Sea Fleet.

Within the next few days, both ships are planned to be delivered to the permanent base in Sevastopol, where the ceremony of the hoist of the St. Andrew’s flag will take place.

The Serpukhov and Zeleny Dol small-sized missile ships will form part of the Black Sea Fleet.

In comparison with the previous projects, the key features of these ships are the increased displacement and armaments unparalleled in the world – advanced long-range missile systems Kalibr-NK.

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