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Kaliningrad shipyard to build three frigates for Russian Navy
Ria Novosti ^ | 12/10/2010

Posted on 10/12/2010 7:12:51 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

Kaliningrad shipyard to build three frigates for Russian Navy

The first three frigates for Russia's Black Sea Fleet will be built at the Yantar Shipyard in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad, a shipyard spokesman said on Tuesday.

Yantar won a tender to build three Project 11356 frigates last week, Sergei Mikhailov told RIA Novosti.

"The construction of the frigates for the Russian Navy will be carried out in parallel with the construction of the same-type frigates for the Indian Navy," Mikhailov said.

Yantar is currently building three Project 11356 frigates for the Indian Navy under a $1.6 billion contract signed in 2007.

The first warship, the Teg, which was floated out last November, will be handed over to India in mid-2011, Mikhailov said.

The second, the Tarkash, and the third, the Trikand, will be delivered in 2011-2012, he added.

The new frigates will be armed with eight BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.

They will be also equipped with a 100-mm gun, a Shtil surface-to-air missile system, two Kashtan air-defense gun/missile systems, two twin 533-mm torpedo launchers, and an anti-submarine warfare helicopter.

Russia has previously built three Talwar-class frigates for India - INS Talwar (Sword), INS Trishul (Trident), and the INS Tabar (Axe).

MOSCOW, October 12 (RIA Novosti)


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: frigate; navy; russia

The INS Tabar

1 posted on 10/12/2010 7:12:54 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Building warships is almost always good for the economy. We should build more.


2 posted on 10/12/2010 7:57:17 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Nice looking ship.....


3 posted on 10/12/2010 8:28:53 AM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: shredderman

It is, isn’t it? I’d hate to be on one of our POS LCS facing one.


4 posted on 10/13/2010 12:19:49 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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