Military experts from China called the newest Russian ships of project 22160 an unexpected trump card of the Russian Navy (Navy). Writes about this “PolitRussia” with reference to the Chinese edition of Sohu.
“Despite the displacement of only 1,800 tons, it received a powerful cannon and a short-range air defense system,” experts say. The main feature of the new Russian ships was their stealth and the ability to launch Kalibr cruise missiles.
At the same time, thanks to powerful weapons and running characteristics, these combat units solve the widest range of tasks. The success of the project is also evidenced by the fact that the Russian military was originally going to build four patrol ships of the 22160 type, and then their number was increased to 12 pieces.
In May, it was reported that the Russian Navy would send a “hunting flock” to “protect” its strategic submarines and corresponding naval bases from enemy submarines. It includes the Ka-27 anti-submarine helicopters, small anti-submarine ships and the latest project 22160 patrol corvette “Vasily Bykov”.