20386 The latest Corvette of the project “Mercury” will be the first Russian ship to be built entirely according to the concept of “stealth”. about it RIA Novosti Two sources of knowledge said.
The agency’s interlocutors explained that in the past only certain components of stealth technology were used on Russian ships, however, the concept of a vague ship has not yet been fully implemented. According to the designers’ idea, “the 100-meter ship will reflect the radio signal like a small boat” thanks to the radio-absorbing coating that paints the entire area of the object, the special shape of the superstructure and innovative materials.
The Corvette’s hull has already been completed, and the ship’s superstructure is now being formed. It is planned to test the level of stealth in special tests.
7 июня National interest SuggestedThe Russian Mercury-class Corvette will face the same problems as the American Coast Guard ships of independence and liberty. Among the problems that can arise with the construction of a Russian ship are cost overruns and technical issues. In particular, the failed selection of the propulsion system, the optimal design of the radar system and the inadequate combat capability of the Corvette are mentioned. Publishers argue that the Corvette of the 20386 project “remains a unique testing ground until its capabilities are perfected”.
Project 20386 Corvette “Mercury” cruise missiles must hit surface ships, search and destroy submarines, the anti-aircraft missile system must protect ships and ships from enemy air strikes and provide artillery support for landing.