The Vasily Bykov corvette taking part in the NWO was re-armed by installing the Tor-M2KM air defense system on the deck

In the process of conducting special operations against the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on Ukrainian territory, the Russian military make changes to certain types of weapons, taking into account the experience of modern military operations. For example, the patrol ship (corvette) "Vasily Bykov" of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy (project 22160 of the same type) taking part in the NWO was rearmed by installing the tactical air defense system "Tor-M2KM" on its deck.

On June 4, residents of Sevastopol recorded the appearance of the mentioned air defense system on the aft part of the upper deck of the said ship of the third rank. Probably, this non-standard decision in the organization of the air defense system is a necessary measure.

The thing is that the ship's air group should be based on the stern of the corvette. It can include 1 helicopter (Ka-27PS, Ka-29 or Ka-52K, depending on the mission being performed) and 2-4 different UAVs located in the hangar nearby. At the same time, the standard air defense system consists of eight Igla-S or Verba MANPADS and two 1 mm MTPU-14,5 Sting mounts, which can fire at a distance of 2 km and a height of 1,5 km for air targets.

Considering that the place of landing and takeoff of the rotorcraft is now occupied by a large-sized air defense system, the work of the ship's air group becomes extremely difficult. Therefore, it is likely that in the project 22160, i.e., in the design of the ship, adjustments (changes) will be made after some time.

We remind you that the Black Sea Fleet now has 4 corvettes of this project, 2 more are under construction. Recently, on May 16, the Sergey Kotov patrol ship entered the Black Sea Fleet. Each such corvette can carry up to 8 cruise missiles of the Caliber family.
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  1. mister-red Offline mister-red
    mister-red 7 June 2022 20: 42
    A few years ago there was an idea that such an option is possible. Well, damn it, what are they thinking about, protecting a ship of 1500 tons with several MANPADS. Further phrase Lavrov.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 June 2022 22: 07
    So already there were similar photos and news. The land-based air defense system is simply attached to a suitable place for the crab
  3. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
    Yuri V.A (Yuri) 8 June 2022 03: 47
    This is how the module turned out
  4. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 8 June 2022 07: 38
    Previously, the navy thought and acted faster ... Go bronzed ...
  5. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 8 June 2022 09: 26
    here we waited for the promised modules laughing , so you can drive the Iskander launcher, well, or Tornado, we have a lot of such modules in the army ...
  6. wlkw Offline wlkw
    wlkw (Vladimir) 8 June 2022 09: 30
    Judging by the composition of the armament, this is generally a peacetime ship.
    1. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
      Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 9 June 2022 02: 13
      Don't talk, talk to the pirates to walk.
  7. Sidor Bodrov Offline Sidor Bodrov
    Sidor Bodrov 9 June 2022 16: 36
    If there were a couple of "Shells" on the "Moscow", then they would not have drowned him.