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Russian corvette Soobrazitelny
Russian corvette Soobrazitelny
Soobrazitelny anchored in Saint Petersburg, July 2018
Career (Russia) Naval Ensign of Russia
Name: Soobrazitelny
Builder: Severnaya Verf
Laid down: 20 May 2003
Launched: 31 March 2010
Commissioned: 14 October 2011
Honours and
Guards designation, 1 March 2012
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Steregushchy-class corvette
Displacement: 2,100 tons full load
Length: 104.5 m (343 ft)
Beam: 11.1 m (36 ft)
Draught: 3.7 m (12 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft CODAD, 4 16D49 diesels 24.000hp (17.9 MW), power supply AC 380/220 V, 50 Hz, 4x630 kW diesel genset
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Endurance: 15 days
Complement: 100
Sensors and
processing systems:
Air search radar: Furke-E 3D, E/F band Monument targeting radar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
TK-25E-5 ECM, 4 x PK-10 decoy launchers
  • 1 × Arsenal A-190 100mm
  • 2 × MTPU pedestal 14.5mm machine gun
  • 32 × 9M96E/M or 9M100 missiles (Redut system)[1]
  • 8 × 3M24 Uran missiles
  • 2 × AK-630М CIWS
  • 2 × 4 330mm torpedo tubes (for Paket-NK anti-sub/anti-torpedo torpedoes)
Aircraft carried: Helipad for Ka-27 Helicopter

Soobrazitelny (Russian: Сообразительный, lit.'Smart/Astute') is the second ship of the Steregushchy-class corvette (officially known as Project 20380) built for the Russian Navy in the early 21st century.


The ship is the first of the class to be fitted with the Redut system intended to increase its anti-aircraft capabilities with respect to the Kashtan CIWS previously used.[2]

Construction and service[]

Soobrazitelny was laid down at the Severnaya Verf shipyard in Saint Petersburg on 20 May 2003.[3] She was launched in late March 2010[4] and was shown to the public for the first time at the fifth International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2011) in St. Petersburg.[2] The corvette began state testing in July 2011[5] and joined the Baltic Fleet on 14 October of that year, when her acceptance certificate was signed.[6][7] Soobrazitelny was designated Guards on 1 March 2012 and received a battle flag inherited from her predecessors with the same name on 29 July of that year.[8][9]

In April 2017, Soobrazitelny and her sister Boyky were escorted through the English Channel by HMS Sutherland.[10]

The ship was one of the main characters shown in the RT channel documentary series "The Baltic Fleet".


  1. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (31 March 2010). "Третье поколение "Сообразительных". Зачем России корветы" (in Russian). Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (7 April 2011). "New Russian corvette Soobrazitelny unveiled". sputniknews. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  3. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (20 May 2003). "Многоцелевой корвет "Сообразительный" заложили на судоверфи Санкт-Петербурга" (in Russian). Channel One Russia. 
  4. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (30 March 2010). "Russia set to float out 2nd stealth corvette". RIA Novosti. 
  5. Press Service of OAO Shipbuilding Yard Severnaya Verf (29 July 2011). "Корвет "Сообразительный" отправится на государственные испытания" (in Russian). FlotProm. 
  6. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (14 October 2011). "Военно-морской флот России пополнился современной боевой единицей" (in Russian). 
  7. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (17 October 2011). "Corvette Soobrazitelny Joined Russian Navy". Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  8. Press Service of the Western Military District (28 July 2012). "Корвету "Сообразительный" Балтийского флота присвоят почетное звание "гвардейский"" (in Russian). Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. 
  9. Pesotskaya, Svetlana (30 July 2012). "Корвет Балтийского флота "Сообразительный" стал гвардейским" (in Russian). Rossiyskaya Gazeta. 
  10. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (15 April 2017). "HMS Sutherland escorts two Russian warships past UK coastline". Royal Navy. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 

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