This is the kind of Warship Russia really needs..
as their most universal ,produced warship..
Project 20386 corvette
Don't be fooled by the size , Is a corvette with nearly the same or even better capabilities
that Russia first generation Steregushchiy class , "stealth" frigates ,but that is more stealthier ,more safer ,more economical just 80 crew.. instead of ~130 and with longer range.. (up to 9300km) and it have superior cruise missiles kalibrs.. while the frigate use the much older and inferior kh-35 cruise missiles .
in my opinion , the ideal Russian surface navy , if i could design it..
it will be a cheap/effective very stealthy core force,made of ~x100 -120 multi purpose coastal+blue waters Corvettes like Project 20386 ,combined and lead with x5 destroyer of the leader class armed with S-400 and S-500 plus hypersonic missiles. each corvette also could be operating a couple of underwater monitor submarine mini drones.. searching for mines or enemy subs or underwater sabotage groups.. (for comparisons Russia already have more than 70x corvettes.. so is to replace those corvettes with this new one) but also Russia have a lot of near useless junk soviet ships in service too ,and useless aircraft carrier.. with the huge money Russia will save in payroll from the big and rusty warships, decomisioning their old soviet warships and destroyers.. they will have the money to build
an economic -modern and very efficient navy.
So 1 leader class destroyer could end being escorted by 20x cheap but effective corvettes.. each warships in the formation armed with underwater search drones , anti mining and other support ships. and then you build 5 destroyers leader class and all those escorted by 20 modern corvettes... not even a mosquito will enter in that zone.. with all the air defenses and electronic jamming ..
What we see in Syria in land wars , is the kind of wars ,we will continue to see in the future from NATO ,one that they hide their hands.. and use pirates/mercenaries/private military contractors/terrorist in the front line..and their military forces not far from there behind them supplying logistics and weapons.. and mass waves of drones will become more and more abused.. not only in mass waves of air attacks but also mass waves of underwater kamikazi drones will happen too..
and so it will be a mistake to have too many super Big warships ,that are big targets for the enemy.. Also by having a *fully sealed corvette*.. (About fucking time) , you can protect better your warships against NATO navy seals sabotage groups ,that could board a warship and kill anyone distracted/sleeping with the goal to capture a warship and steal its missiles..
So Russia must prepare for more and more guerrilla/proxy undercover warfare.
They are already targeting Russia military base almost every day.. so what stop NATO
from doing the same to Russian warships? and later say.. it was a terrorist?
all those corvettes can launch 8 kalibr missiles.. but working in group.. with just 10X corvettes ,they could launch 80x anti ship /cruise missiles that could pose a serious danger for any NATO naval fleet.. specially if Russia have the option to arm a couple of the missiles in the corvettes with nuclear warheads..
Most attack submarines of Russia also will be more productive/economical if majority are corvette like smaller.. and each kilo size submarine should be armed with at least 1 hypersonic Zircon missile..in addition to their 8-16 kalibr missiles.. that way Russia navy can effectively counter US navy even on Deep waters fight.. without having to spend a fortune in large warships and cut in half or in 2/3 the huge cost Russia navy needs to spend in salaries of big crews..
Airforce however is even more deadlier..
If Russia could mass produce mig-41 in at least 50x of them..
and each one could carry internally one hypersonic nuclear armed missile , that will be a real serious power what Russia will enjoy .. for first time an airforce that can truly enter near a NATO navies zone ,launch from safe distance a nuclear armed hypersonic missile and leave untouched in a surprise attack.. the faster Russia mass produce those hypersonic missiles and produce the carriers.. and start offering them to its allies.. like China ,Venezuela or IRAN ,and even Mexico ,the sooner you will see NATO being forced to a negotiating table ,for nuclear and hypersonic disarmament and with Russia having the upper hand.. demanding US to remove all their bases from Europe.. as precondition to any mutual disarmament.