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    Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

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    Post  zg18 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:05 am

    Caspain sea Flotilla exercise: new Buyan-M boats , firing of Kalibr missile



    This is quite of a punch for Caspian region.
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    Post  Mike E on Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:10 am

    Lot of power in a small package... Those Buyan's should be enough for the Caspian.
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    Post  medo on Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:25 am

    Mike E wrote:Lot of power in a small package... Those Buyan's should be enough for the Caspian.

    Buyan-M should replace all old Nanuchkas missile corvettes in all fleets. It is well armed for closer defense.
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    Post  Mike E on Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:30 am

    medo wrote:
    Mike E wrote:Lot of power in a small package... Those Buyan's should be enough for the Caspian.

    Buyan-M should replace all old Nanuchkas missile corvettes in all fleets. It is well armed for closer defense.
    They'd be willing to do that.... They only have 12 of them in service, and they could build that many Buyan-M's without a struggle.
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    Post  redgiacomo on Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:14 pm

    I would love to see Buyan-M armed with Pantsir for air defence, they would become formidable.
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    Post  Mike E on Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:11 am

    redgiacomo wrote:I would love to see Buyan-M armed with Pantsir for air defence, they would become formidable.
    Very... It is a possibility on the models made in the years to come!
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    Post  redgiacomo on Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:37 am

    Mike E wrote:
    redgiacomo wrote:I would love to see Buyan-M armed with Pantsir for air defence, they would become formidable.
    Very... It is a possibility on the models made in the years to come!

    they would become an interestin option for the foreign market too.
    Countries like Venezuela,Algeria,Vietnam,Indonesia etc. would appreciate a corvette with these characteristics.
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    Post  Mike E on Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:42 am

    Yeah, that is about the perfect size for exporting to those countries... They aren't to expensive either.
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    Post  TheArmenian on Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:10 pm

    Weapons testing on the 3rd Buyan class missile corvette Veliky Ustyug.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:54 am

    3rd ship of the project 21631 handed to Russian Navy
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    Post  George1 on Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:09 am

    Navy to Receive Six “Buyan-M” Ships to 2020
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    Post  runaway on Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:15 pm

    George1 wrote:Navy to Receive Six “Buyan-M” Ships to 2020

    There is some really heavy reinforcement if all ships are to operate in Caspian flotilla, besides further two have been laid down but no information on where they will operate. My guess is BF or BSF.

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    Post  Viktor on Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:52 am

    All tests are done and Caspian sea flotilla just got bigger

    Ship "Great Ustyug" adopted in the Caspian Flotilla
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    Post  xeno on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:49 pm

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    OPS room on Град Свияжск
    I have never seen such a big display on the wall in any other russian warship's control room...
    Thank god Russians are improving...


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    Post  Werewolf on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:52 pm

    Since when is a flat tv now a sign of improvement and everything else of weapons, radars, self defense suite and integration to network is not?
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    Post  xeno on Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:05 pm

    No, I've never said "weapons, radars, self defense suite and integration to network" are not...
    OPS rooms on Russian warships definitely need good big HD displays and modern consoles(like those on Type 45, horizon class - universal and standard 3 screen consoles), actually most of them look like a junk yard nowadays...
    And that is why I am looking foward to a pic of OPS room on 22350...
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    Post  TR1 on Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:04 pm

    Some insider news:

    As of January 2015
    -4th hull is 76.4% ready
    -5th hull is 60% ready

    Plan is to give the BSF 6 hulls in total- mind you without reducing Caspian numbers in the long run.
    Talk of ordering some series of ships for North and Pacific Fleets as well. Apparently Zelenodogsk can look forward to plenty of orders.
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    Post  George1 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:17 pm

    Russian Defense Ministry to order batch of ocean-going corvettes soon

    Construction of the ninth project 21631 (Buyan-M) vessel was started at the Zelenodolsk shipyards in Tatarstan earlier on Friday

    MOSCOW, April 10. /TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry plans to order a batch of smaller ocean-going corvettes soon, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov has told the media on Friday.

    "We will now be working on and placing contracts for smaller corvettes," Borisov said.

    The Russian Navy’s commander, Admiral Viktor Chirkov, has said that the yet-to-be ordered ships will carry the same weapons as smaller missile ships.

    "They will be slightly different in terms of their sea worthiness parameters," Chirkov said.

    Speaking of the prospects for building missile ships he said that "as many as necessary for maintaining the nation’s defense will be available."

    "The development proceeds towards universal long-range missiles, capable of being used against coastal and surface targets," Chirkov said.

    The frame of the ninth project 21631 (Buyan-M) vessel was laid at the Zelenodolsk shipyards in Tatarstan earlier on Friday. This is the last ship in the series ordered by the Defense Ministry.

    Taking part in the ceremony were Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov, navy’s commander, Admiral Viktor Chirkov, and Tatarstan’s Prime Minister Ildar Khalikov.

    Chirkov said such ships were meant for operation in warm seas.

    "We are yet to see where it will be based. The ship’s configuration is good for coping with tasks in any theater of combat operations," Chirkov said.

    The ships of project 21631 (Buyan-M) are multi-purpose river-sea vessels. The universal missile complex Kalibr-NK is the main weapon on board. At the moment there are three ships of this class in service - The Grad Sviyazhsk, The Uglich and The Veliki Ustyug. All are part of the Caspian Flotilla. Two more ships - The Zelyony Dol and The Serpukhov - will be delivered to the military this year.
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    Post  medo on Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:54 am

    Buyan-M is good missile corvette. They could modify it for ocean-going operations and maybe equip them with sonar and some torpedoes for anti-submarine operations and build them for Baltic, Northern and Pacific fleets for near coast operations and to replace old Nanuchkas.
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    Post  sepheronx on Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:00 am

    medo wrote:Buyan-M is good missile corvette. They could modify it for ocean-going operations and maybe equip them with sonar and some torpedoes for anti-submarine operations and build them for Baltic, Northern and Pacific fleets for near coast operations and to replace old Nanuchkas.

    Or if there is some extra room or maybe adjustment of the hull, they can even add in better air defense systems as well rather than just the Gibka.
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    Post  medo on Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:10 am

    They could replace back Gibka and Duet with Palma complex with Sosna missiles.
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    Post  Cyberspec on Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:49 am

    9th Buyan-M (Graivoron) has been laid

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1260913.html
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    Post  TR1 on Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:14 pm

    http://www.business-gazeta.ru/article/129946/

    Article about Zelenodolsk, what they they have been up to in all sorts of details.
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    Post  sepheronx on Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:04 am

    TR1 wrote:http://www.business-gazeta.ru/article/129946/

    Article about Zelenodolsk, what they they have been up to in all sorts of details.

    Interesting article, thanks.


    The cheeta sounds like quite the ship. Looked it up, being almost 2,000 tons, I am wondering why not go with those? I would imagine they could make modifications to the design and replace those diagonal launch systems with a modular VLS system in its place for the Kalibr missiles and replace the anti air system with something else, like a navilized Tor or Pantsir.
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    Post  TheArmenian on Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:34 am

    Incidentally, the name of the latest (9th) Buyan-M ship is GRAYVORON.

    It is named after a small town (population 6000 people only) in the western part of Russia.

    The funny thing is that VORON in Russian means: Crow

    So GRAYVORON sounds like Gray-Crow.

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