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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Straight Shooter: Russia Develops New Trimaran Stealth Corvette

Rusich 1 corvetteAn all-new trimaran stealth corvette, now being developed in Russia, will boast unprecedented stability and be able to make combat even under Force 6 storm conditions.

A scaled-down prototype of the Rusich 1 corvette was unveiled during a recent naval show in St. Petersburg.

“Last year we built a 12 meter-long, 3.7 ton self-propelled model and it performed way better than a conventional single-hull ship,” Andrei Kharitonov, a representative of the Zelenodol Design Bureau, told RIA Novosti on Sunday.

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1 comment:

  1. In 2000 the UK commissioned the RV Triton a Trimaran vessel, to carry out research into how these vessels might fulfull the UK's need for the future surface combatant.
    They carried out a very compehensive programme of testing both in harbour and at sea, and also in the US. They even got to the stage of conducting at sea replenishment and helicopter trials.
    When trials had been completed the vessel was sold to an Australian operator, and as far as the UK following up on this idea, it seems not to have met the needs of the RN.
    So let's see if the current Russian 'splash the cash' will amount to anything.


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