By TASS Russian news agency
The design of the new ship was unveiled at the International Maritime Defense Show 2021 held in Saint Petersburg between 23-27 June.
A USC representative told Jane’s that the corvette can carry a mixed armament suite with a Kalibr-NKE missile system and the 3K96-3E Resurs vertically launched surface-to-air missile system. The Kalibr-NKE vertical launch systems (VLSs) are mounted in two four-cell banks located in the middle part of each board. Two 3K96-3E eight-cell VLSs with an ammunition load of 16 9M96E or 32 9M100E SAMs are mounted below deck in frontal part of the hull. At the customer’s request the corvette can be reconfigured as a naval air defense platform with 24 9M96E or 96 9M100E missiles.
According to Almaz-Antey concern, the developer of the Resurs, a system’s container accommodates a single 9M96E SAM or a cassette with four 9M100E SAMs. The Resurs simultaneously engages five targets at slant ranges of 28 km (for 9M96E) or 10 km (for 9M100E) and at altitudes of 20 km (for 9M96E) or 4 km (for 9M100E).
The Project 22160-based light corvette is 94 m long, 14 m wide, and has a draught of 3.4 m. It produces a full speed of 27 kt, a cruise range of 4,500 nm, and an endurance of 30 days. The ship is powered with a 16,000-kW main engine.
The platform also features a frontal 57 mm naval gun, two machineguns, a Paket-E/NK anti-submarine warfare system, MGK-335EM-03 sonar, Vinyetka-EM sonar, a helipad for a 12 t rotorcraft, and Pozitiv-ME1 air/naval target search radar.