Russian minesweeper Yakov Balyaev begins final series of acceptance trials

The Russian Navy and local shipbuilder Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant have begun conducting the final stage of factory and acceptance trials of the future Project 12700 minesweeper Yakov Balyaev.

The tests, which are being conducted in the Sea of Japan, will also encompass the ship’s navigation and weapons systems.

The future Yakov Balyaev is slated to be commissioned into Russian Navy service before the end of December. It will be assigned to the Pacific Fleet.

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