TASS Russian news agency
The ship is planned to be delivered to the Navy in 2020, the press office added.
“It is the first Project 22800 ship armed with a Pantsyr-M [NATO reporting name: SA-22 Greyhound] antiaircraft missile/gun system. The Odintsovo corvette has started preparations for its builders sea trials,” the press office said.
“The ship’s crew has undergone training at the Russian Navy’s joint training center in St. Petersburg and is ready to operate the new equipment and armament,” the press office added.
After the dry-docking at the Kanonersky Shipyard is completed, the ship will start its builders sea and then state trials.
The Project 22800 Karakurt-class missile corvette has been designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. The ship is intended to engage the enemy’s strategic facilities in green waters, destroy hostile surface combatants and offshore installations individually and in conjunction with other forces, and repel air attacks. It can also eliminate frogmen, conduct search-and-rescue operations, and support coast guard units.
The Project 22800 corvette has a length of about 67 meters, a width of 11 meters, a draught of 2.8 meters and a full displacement of 860 tons. The ship is powered by two M-507D-1 diesel engines with a power output of 7,360 kWt each and an 8,830-kWt M70FRU gas-turbine engine. The corvette features a top speed of up to 35 knots, an economical speed of 12 knots, a cruising range of 2,500 nautical miles, and an endurance of 12 days. The ship launches missile at Level 5 sea state.
The ship’s armament comprises an AK-176MA 76mm gun and a Pantsyr-M antiaircraft missile/gun system, while the first two ships of the type carry two AK-630M 30mm small-caliber antiaircraft guns.
The ship is equipped with an eight-cell 3S-14 vertical launcher for the Kalibr (SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missile system, which is located in its superstructure. The Project 22800 corvette features increased seaworthiness, high maneuverability, and low radar signature of its superstructure and hull. The ship can carry an Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle.