Russia’s state media RIA claims that the Mercury Naval Corvette will not be able to detect the warship by radars mounted on enemy ships. The lower part of this warship associated with Project 20386 has been completed a long time ago.
Russia is building a warship equipped with stealth technology to increase its naval strength. Russian Navy officials have said the warship could be commissioned in the first three months of next year. With the induction of this warship, the strength of the Russian Navy will increase greatly. The warship could pose problems for the US, which is engaged in military competition with Russia in Europe and the Arctic.
Won’t catch enemy radar
Russia’s state media RIA claims that the Mercury Naval Corvette will not be able to detect the warship by radars mounted on enemy ships. The lower part of this warship associated with Project 20386 has been completed a long time ago. The construction work of its upper part is also almost complete. Once fully ready, it will be sent for sea trials for a few months.
This warship will be formally included next year
Russian media have reported that the Mercury stealth warship could be inducted into the Navy next year. The warship will be equipped with cruise missiles, anti-aircraft guns and state-of-the-art artillery. Not only this, many types of advanced equipment, including sonar, have also been installed in it to detect enemy submarines present hundreds of meters below the water.
Radar absorbent coating on warship
The Kremlin mouthpiece has claimed that the warship has been coated with a material that absorbs radar waves. Apart from this, Mercury has been designed in such a way that the waves of the enemy’s radar will either pass through or will be absorbed. When the waves emanating from the radar bounce back after hitting an object, then the location and size of that object is known.
Russia has invested heavily in the Navy
Vladimir Putin has invested heavily in the Russian Navy in recent years. Despite this, many projects of the Russian Defense Ministry remain in limbo due to sanctions from the US and the European Union. Russia’s relations with European countries have not been perfect since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. According to sources, Russia’s new warship will be equipped with Caliber cruise missiles.