The Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia’s is expected to float out the first of the three frigates of Project 11356 for the Indian Navy on November 27.
Some interesting features of Project 11356 frigates are:
- The frigates are the modified Krivak III class (Talwar class) guided missile frigates under construction at a cost of $1.6 billion contract signed in July, 2006.
- The frigates are named as: Teg (Saber), Tarkash (Quiver), Trikand (Bow).
- Russia has previously built three Talwar class frigates for India – INS Talwar, (Sword), INS Trishul (Trident), and INS Tabar (Axe).
- The first frigate after floating out is expected to commence sea trials in 2010 after completing remaining work.
- The second frigate is to be finished in 2011 and the third frigate is to be finished in 2012.
- All frigates will be armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.
- Frigates will be also equipped with a 100-mm gun, a Shtil air defense system, two Kashtan air defense gun/missile systems, two twin 533-mm torpedo tubes, and an anti-submarine warfare helicopter.
The specifications of Project 11356 frigates are :
- Displacement full load, t: 3910
- Length overall, m: 124.8
- Breadth overall, m: 15.2
- Full-load extreme draft,m: 6.8
- Main propulsion plant: 1ГГТА М7Н.1Э, twin-shaft
- Power, main power plant, hp: 41220
- Power, electric power system, kW: 3200
- Full/economical speed, knots: 30/14
- Range at economical speed, nm: 5000
- Endurance, days: 30
- Crew: 220
It is further reported that Yantar shipyard is expecting a $60 million loan to complete the construction of all the three frigates from Russia’s Vnesheconombank.
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