The 900-ton class Project 21631 Buyan-M is an
stretched version of the 500-ton Buyan class gunboat. The Buyan-M features a larger
and more sophisticated weapons payload including state-of-the-art missile systems.
The 74-meter long ship is intended to perform anti-surface warfare (ASW) combat
missions with secondary air defense capability thanks to four Igla-1M surface-to-air
missiles (SAM). The Buyan-M weapon system consists of a single A-190 100mm cannon,
and AK-630-2 Duet air defense gun system, eight Club-S Kalibr anti-ship missiles,
and Igla-1M SAMs mounted on a two 3M47 Gibka launcher. Besides, these ships are
equipped with a 2 14.5mm machine guns. The ship is powered by a twin screw combined
diesel and diesel (CODAD) propulsion system.
The ships main purpose
is to protect Russias offshore economic zones and engage enemy warships
along littoral areas. But not only. With a relatively small size, the ship stands
out for its capability to strike at targets deep into enemy territory. It was
instrumental in launching the first Kalibr SS-N-30A cruise missiles in October
7, 2015 from the Caspian Sea to strike terrorist targets in Syria.
incorporates stealth features to reduce the radar cross section. The flexible
open architecture of the ships allows for modifications according to the future
requirements. The corvette features better sea-keeping capabilities for navigation
in stormy conditions. It can use weapons in conditions of sea state 4.
Corvette Serpukhov was laid down on 25 January 2013 at the Shipyard named after
A.M.Gorky, Zelenodolsk (yard No.635), launched in 2015, commissioned on 13 November
The corvette served in the 166th Novorossiysk division of small missile
ships of the 41st brigade of missile boats, based on Sevastopol.
2016 the ship was transferred to the Baltic Fleet.
| Displacement (tons):|
nmi (12 knots)|
|Propulsion:||4x3944 hp CHD622V20
diesels, 2 pump-jets|
1x8 3S14-21631 UKSK 3K14 launchers (Kalibr guided missile complex (8 3M14T
missiles)) – 3R14N fire control system
2x6 3M-47 Gibka SAM system launchers
1x1 100 mm A-190-01 – 5P-10-03 Laska fire control system
1x12 30 mm AK-630M-2 Duet
2x1 14,5 mm MTPU-1 Zhalo
5P-26 Pozitiv air/surface search radar, MR-231 navigation radar, MG-757 Anapa-M
PK-10 Smely RL decoy (2 KT-216 launchers)