The newest small missile ship (RTO) “Grad”, built for the Baltic Fleet at a shipyard in Zelenodolsk, is undergoing a test program at the fleet’s maritime training grounds in the Kaliningrad region.
This RTO project 21631 “Buyan-M”, the carrier of cruise missiles “Caliber” and “Onyx”, will be part of the Baltic Fleet and will serve in the formation of missile ships and boats of the Baltic naval base.
The ship is now undergoing factory sea trials. The crew, together with the factory team, checks the operability of systems and mechanisms at sea, in particular, the power plant, steering gear, auxiliary mechanisms, communications and navigation equipment, and the anchor device.
Then there will be speed, maneuverability and vibration tests of the ship, at the last stages – a complex of firing at sea and air targets. Ships, support vessels, rescue forces and naval aviation of the Baltic Fleet are involved in providing testing.
This is a multi-purpose ship of the river-sea class with a large displacement, equipped with the most modern types of artillery, missile, anti-sabotage, anti-aircraft and radio-technical weapons. Its purpose is to protect and protect the economic zone of the state.
Water jet propulsion allows ships to conduct combat operations in shallow water. The ship’s 30-mm automatic artillery mount is capable of destroying aircraft, helicopters and other means of air attack, hitting small sea and coastal targets at a considerable distance.