On the old days was made Launching serial corvette "Courageous" — the second ship of Project 20380 which was built for the Navy of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg at the Shipyard "Severnaya Verf".
Head ship The project "Guarding" was introduced in the Baltic Fleet in October 2008. For creation number of employees of the ship "Northern shipyard" was marked by municipal merit according to the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, which was published in late 2009. In March 2010, has been carried out launching the first production Corvette "savvy", which is the entry into service of the Navy is scheduled later this year. In the current system of work is underway to create a corvette "Resistant".
In developing the draft of the ship's experts at the Central Marine Design Bureau "Almaz" used all of the latest achievements of science shipbuilding. In the development of the project to create 20380 corvette took up the role of seventy industrial and research companies. Vehicle systems equipped with modern inserted information systems that have been developed by Russian enterprises. There have also been significantly reduced physical fields corvette. In the development of the ship as a material superstructure were used nonflammable fiberglass having the characteristics radiopogloscheniya. Specifically, it is also building add-in assembly and housing, has allowed a large extent reduce the ship's radar signature.
This type of ships in its combat characteristics and tactical and technical features is a fundamentally new. Its main advantages are the high level of automation and integration of management systems, low profile, compact size and versatility.
The purpose of the ships of this class is to fight submarines and warships, artillery support and landing amphibious operations, ensuring the defense. Corvette has a displacement of about 2,000 tons, the range of autonomous navigation (at a speed of fourteen knots) — 4,000 nautical miles at the fastest speed — 27 knots and the total length — 105 meters.
Creation Ships of this class was the massive push to revive Russian industry in the development of high technology. At the moment, Shipyard "Severnaya shipyard"Which has almost one hundred years of history, is one of the largest Russian companies, specializing in the construction of warships for the Navy. When designing ships spices "Severnaya Verf" were used such innovations as the longitudinal framing system. Plant designers developed the first ship's steam turbine. A destroyer, built at the plant, was the first ship which was equipped with anti-ship cruise missile. Missile cruisers, which were built at the "North shipyard, "Became the first Russian ships that lifted on board a nuclear weapon, were also equipped the world's first naval gas turbines and landing area for helicopters.
Now "Severnaya Verf" has qualified staff and manufacturing capabilities that allow for the construction of ships with the largest displacement of up to 12,000 tons and release of up to 7,000 tons. During the series-built corvettes in the enterprise at the expense of municipal and private investment has been reconstructed main production assets — renovated and refurbished cranes farm shed, workshop pre-production (trubomednitsky, welding and assembly, hull). Also on the basis of three-dimensional model of an electric ship's hull was developed by the joint development of computer-aided design and engineering support of the project.
At the moment, the plant "Severnaya Verf" for the Navy of the Russian Federation carried out the construction of frigates "Admiral Kasatonov" and "Russian Admiral Gorshkov". The mission of these ships will not only combat operations in the near and distant sea areas, and in the ocean zone.