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Project 22800 "Karakurt" - Program

The Russian Navys plans to order ocean-class small corvettes Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov announced in spring 2015. In summer 2015, Navy Commander-in-Chief Viktor Chirkov said the first new Project ship would be laid down by the end of 2015 and the Navy would get a total of 18 such corvettes.

Russias first new class corvette of Project 22800 for the naval forces would be laid down by the end of 2015, and the Navy will get a total of 18 such ships, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Viktor Chirkov said on 01 July 2015. "To keep the pace of ship construction, well replace, for example, [Project] 11356 by building a new series of vessels - small missile ships, corvettes armed with cruise missiles - [Project] 22800. This work is being done today, and we hope that by the end of the year well be able to lay down the first ship," Chirkov said at the St. Petersburg International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2015).

Petersburg company "Pella" will "build" 18 small missile ships of the new generation of the project 22800 for Russian Navy Fleet until 2022, Chief of Staff of the Navy, Vice-Admiral Andrew Volozhin told reporters on 24 December 2016. "It is expected that up to 2022" Pella "to build 18 small missile ships of the project 22800" - Volozhin said.

By 2016 the first two ships of this project were building on the St. Petersburg shipyard "Pella". They will serve in the Baltic Sea and the Northern Fleet. And for the Black Sea Fleet will build such ships at "Morye" shipbuilding company in Feodosia. However, taking into account the current situation and those ships that are building in the Baltic region, is likely to leave the Black Sea Fleet, which will receive 6 patrol ships of project 22160.

Pella is the main investor of the FSUE Shipyard "More" in Feodosia (Crimea), and in November 2016 received the capacity of the latter for lease until December 31, 2020, respectively, of the seven RTOs of Project 22800, ordered "Pelle", three ships should be built at the NW" Sea "in close cooperation with" Pella", which led to the transfer of the construction of three units in Feodosia. The first IRA of this project, Okhotsk (plant number 255), was laid in Feodosia on March 17, 2017. It is characteristic that the RTOs under construction in Feodosia received construction numbers from 254 to 256 "in a row" of the building numbers of this project at Pellet.

On August 5, 2016, the Zelenodolsky Plant named after AM Gorky (Zelenodolsk) received the contract of the Russian Defense Ministry for the construction of another five small missile ships of Project 22800 for the Navy. At the same time, Zelenodolsk plant was actually received from the end of 2014 under the temporary management of Zaliv Shipyard LLC in Kerch (Crimea). According to unofficial information, the leading Zelenodolsky IRC of the project 22800, known as the "Cyclone" (plant number 801), was not publicly announced at the Zaliv shipbuilding plant in Kerch in the summer of 2016.

By the end of 2016 the company "Pella" already had in various stages of construction of a new generation of three small missile ship (RTOs) Project 22800 - "Hurricane", "Typhoon" and "Squall". Designed by the Central Maritime Design Office "Almaz", the MRK project 22800 have a displacement of about 800 tons, and a speed in excess of 30 knots. The small missile ships will be equipped with high-precision missiles and advanced artillery systems. Among the advantages of these ships - the high maneuverability, high seaworthiness and architecture superstructure and hull, made by technology reduced reflectivity.

The project 22800 was developed by JSC "Central Marine Design Bureau" Almaz" (St. Petersburg) and should actually replace small missile ships (MRK) of project 21631 (code" Buyan-M ") in the construction for the Russian Navy of the JSC "Zelenodolsk design bureau" (The construction of the latter is limited to 12 units). Earlier it was reported that the Russian Navy planned to have no fewer than 18 RTOs of Project 22800. A total build of 18 by 2022 is well attested.

In December 2016, Chief of the Navys Main Staff Vice Adm. Andrey Volozhinsky said that Pella would build 18 Karakurt-class warships for the Russian Navy by 2022. It was reported in 2016 that Pella would build a total of seven vessels of this class, suggesting a build rate of one per year. Russia plans to build six more Karakurt-class (Project 22800) corvettes for the needs of the country's Pacific Fleet at the shipyards located in Russia's Far East, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov stated 29 July 2017. The Russian official added that construction of the ships at the country's Far East is reasonable because of the issues related to logistics and to local shipbuilding capacities.

Program plans are a bit obscure. "Morye" shipbuilding in Feodosia in Crimea and Zelenodol'sk Zavod in Tatarstan are also building vessels of this class, though their annual buildrate is unspecified. It might easily be imagined that all three yards would sustain a build rate of one per year, but by late 2018 Pella was pumping them out at a rate of two per year, while the othe two yards had yet to enter the lists. Evidently Russian nomenclature draws a distinction between the "project vessel" [what Americans would call the lead ship], and subsequent "serial" units.

The first serial small rocket ship "Typhoon" of the project 22800 will be launched in November 2017, the information and mass communications department of the Russian Defense Ministry said on 05 November 2017. The project vessel "Hurricane" was already on the water at the pier of the plant where the outfitting is being done.

The project 22800 (code "Karakurt") was developed by Almaz Central Naval Design Bureau for the Navy. ships was carried out by the Military Training and Research Center of the Navy, "the report said. The ship is built on the shipbuilding enterprise "Pella" in St. Petersburg. It is noted that the armament of the ships of Project 22800 includes complexes of attack and anti-aircraft weapons, combat control and detection systems, as well as target designation and communications.

A new Russian missile corvette was launched 05 May 2018 at a shipyard in the countrys northwestern port city of St. Petersburg, the manufacturer said. "The launch ceremony of Project 22800s second ship called Shkval will take place on May 5 at the new shipyard complex Pella," the statement read.

The small rocket ship of the project 22800 Burya ["Tempest"] for the Russian Navy will be launched at the Pella shipyard in the Leningrad Region on 23 October 2018. The official representative of the Russian Navy Igor Dygalo announced this to journalists on 15 October 2018. "The third serial small rocket ship of the new generation project 22800, built for the Russian Navy, will be launched on October 23 at the shipbuilding enterprise Pella. The order of the Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Korolev has been given the name Burya ["Storm"], the message received in Tass stated.

The head of Mytishchi, Viktor Azarov, and the commander of the newest small rocket ship Mytishchi, Adil Azimov, signed on 09 February 2019 in Baltiysk, the main base of the Baltic Fleet, an agreement on patronage relations between the Moscow Region and the crew of the ship. "The signing of the contract of sponsorship took place on board the Mytishchi ICC at the junction of rocket ships and boats. The captain of the ship, third captain Adil Azimov and the head of the city, Viktor Azarov, who heads the official delegation of this Moscow Region municipality, signed it," the press service said. Zelenodolsk Shipbuilding Plant in Tatarstan began construction of a small rocket ship (MRK) "Tucha" project "Karakurt", intended for the Russian Navy. This was reported to journalists by the representative of the Navy Igor Dygalo. "The newest small rocket ship of the project 22800 was laid at the Zelenodolsk shipyard for the Russian Navy. By the order of the Russian Navy Commander Admiral Vladimir Korolev, the ship was given the name" Tucha ", Dygalo said 26 February 2019.



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