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The Navy will get a patrol ship "Paul Derzhavin" before contractual deadlines

The third patrol ship of project 22160 "Paul Derzhavin", built at the Zelenodolsk plant named after Gorky, will be part of the Navy of the Russian Federation previously designated in the contract, said Thursday the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Earlier it was reported that the ship would give the Navy until the end of 2020.

"The third patrol ship "Paul Derzhavin" the Zelenodolsk plan to transfer the black sea fleet previously agreed contract terms," – said in the message.

It is noted that the ship is on an external acceptance base in Novorossiysk. Soon it will start up access to the sea, now "in the active phase are mooring test".

In Department reminded that Zelenodolsk plant has already transferred to the Navy two ship of project 22160. "Vasily Bykov" the Navy received 20 December 2018, and "Dmitry Rogachev" - June 11, 2019.

Patrol ships of project 22160 designed by Northern design Bureau. For the first time in Russia implemented a modular concept for marine weapons. Ships are designed to protect and preserve the marine economic zone can perform search and rescue functions, to escort convoys and fight the pirates.

Modular corvettes with a displacement of about 2,000 tons with a speed of up to 30 knots. Cruising range — 6000 miles, autonomy — 60 days. The crew is up to 80 people. On Board can be based helicopter Ka-27PS. As standard weapons corvettes equipped with the new 76.2-mm gun mount, anti-aircraft missiles and machine guns.