New ship with missiles "Caliber" entered the Black Sea Fleet
The flag raising ceremony took place on the pier in the center of Sevastopol
SEVASTOPOL, January 30. / TASS /. The small rocket ship "Grayvoron" officially entered the Black Sea Fleet on Saturday.
The solemn ceremony of raising the flag took place at the pier in the center of Sevastopol. Before that, the Andreevsky flag of the ship was consecrated in the temple of the Archangel Michael - one of the main temples of the Black Sea Fleet.
"Congratulations to the personnel on the entry of the ship into the Black Sea Fleet. <...> It became the ninth ship of the Buyan-M series, the capabilities of this weapon were repeatedly and convincingly demonstrated to the world by the ships of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla during missile attacks on terrorist positions in Syria ", - the Chief of the General Staff - First Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Alexander Vitko, addressed the crew.
Servicemen of the Black Sea Fleet and townspeople, representatives of the command of the Black Sea Fleet, city authorities, the manufacturer and the Russian Orthodox Church gathered at the rally in honor of raising the flag on the Grayvoron.
The commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Igor Osipov, specified that in 2021 it is planned to accept about 10 more ships and vessels in the fleet.
Small missile ships of project 21631, built since 2010 for the Russian Navy, are multipurpose ships of the "river-sea" class. They are equipped with the most modern artillery, missile and radio-technical weapons, including the Kalibr-NK missile system. "Grayvoron" will be the fourth MRK of project 21631 on the Black Sea. As part of the Black Sea Fleet, the crews of three ships of this project are already performing tasks: Vyshny Volochek, Orekhovo-Zuevo and Ingushetia.