Skip to comments.Russia lays down new frigate for Black Sea Fleet
Posted on 12/17/2010 8:22:38 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
Russia lays down new frigate for Black Sea Fleet
The Yantar Shipyard in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad will start on Saturday the construction of the first Krivak IV class frigate for Russia's Black Sea Fleet, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.
Yantar won a four-year contract on the construction of a total of three frigates for the fleet in October. The shipyard is currently building three frigates of the same class for the Indian Navy under a $1.6 billion contract.
"This ship will be named 'Admiral Grigorovich' after the former Russian naval minister [1911- 1917]," the official said.
A Krivak IV class frigate is equipped with a 100-mm gun, a Shtil medium-range air defense system, Club-N supersonic anti-ship missiles, two Kashtan point defense systems, two twin 533-mm torpedo launchers, and an anti-submarine warfare helicopter.
MOSCOW, December 17 (RIA Novosti)
Indian Krivak-IV class frigate
Clean lines, lots of firepower for multi-mission use, probably a cheap price... And no strings attached, just cash and carry. I can see why India chose to buy it. What I can’t see is why India doesn’t build their own.
India’s major state-owned shipyards are loaded with orders at the moment and the unions/bureaucrats dont want orders going to newer private yards. The Russians have delivered three of these ships before and have some spare capacity.
Note the location of the construction yard. Kaliningrad. Very strange creature, being tucked in between Lithuania and Poland, and separated from Russia proper. How long will it be before Putin decides to re-annex Latvia and Lithuania in order to make all of Russia continguous? At least until after the US Senate ratifies the START treaty. After that, who knows?
Which no doubt they will base out of the Crimea whether the Ukrainians like it or not.
Nonsense. Latvia and Lithuania (both NATO members) aren’t going anywhere, and START, endorsed by every former Sec State provides us access that we wouldn’t otherwise have. Hold you friends close; hold your enemies closer.
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