“The Project 20380 corvettes carry an A-192 cannon and a one-of-a-kind anti-torpedo system,” Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov said.
The А-192 is a spinoff of the AK-130 gun and uses the same munitions. Its new fiber-electronic module detects targets up to 60 km away, while the onboard computer can simultaneously track four targets.
The F-192-5P-10E 130mm artillery complex can be installed on just about any type of ship and is used against aerial, ground and naval targets, including anti-ship cruise missiles.
It fires its shells up to 30 times per minute 18 to 23 kilometers away depending on the target.
The Paket E/NK long-range antitorpedo unit — the only such system around — can destroy enemy submarines miles away and if the enemy shoots first, the system’s 320 mm torpedoes can destroy the oncoming “fish” 1,400 meters from the ship.
Its M-15 antitorpedo boasts an underwater speed of up to 50 kilometers an hour.
Its movement is initially controlled by an onboard inertial system, which later shuts off and an acoustic active-passive self-homing system kicks in.
The anti-torpedo’s warhead, packed with high strength blasting explosive of 80 kg of TNT, is equipped with a proximity detonator and is capable of destroying enemy torpedoes at various depths.
At the depth of 800 meters the M-15 can knock out an oncoming torpedo as close as 100 meters away.