Zelenodolsk Shipyard to host keel-laying of 11th Buyan-M class corvette, Feb. 23
Tatarstan, Russia based Zelenodolsk Shipyard named after Maxim Gorky (part of AK BARS Group) on February 23, 2018 will hold an official keel-laying ceremony for eleventh in a series of missile corvettes of Buyan-M class (Project 21631), the shipbuilding company said.
The Project 21631 vessel was designed by Zelenodolsk Design Bureau. The eleventh corvette will be given the name "Naro-Fominsk" under to the Navy Commander-in-сhief's order.
The shipyard has built the Buyan-M missile corvettes for eight years now. Ordered by the Ministry of Defense for the Russian Navy the multitask ships of mixed "river-sea" navigation will have up-to-date missile, artillery weapons, including 1,500 range Kalibr cruise missiles and are equipped with electronic countermeasure systems. The corvettes were designed to protect the country’s economic zones.
Five ships of this class — lead ship "Grad Sviyazhsk" and serial "Uglich", "Velikiy Ustyug", "Zelenyy Doll" and "Serpukhov" — have been delivered and entered services with the Russian Navy fleet. Currently, five more Buyan-M class corvettes are under construction at the Tatarstan based shipyard (Vyshniy Volochek, Orekhovo-Zuevo, Ingushetia, Grayvoron and Grad).
Zelenodolsk Plant Shipyard named after Maxim Gorky, based in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, specializes in the construction of warships and passenger high-speed vessels. The enterprise is managed by AK BARS HOLDING.