Monday, 27 November 2017

The second ship project 22800 "Typhoon" launched in St. Petersburg

©  Alexander Demyanchuk / TASS

November 24, 13:38UTC + 3

It is noted that in 2018 the ship will be tested and will be handed over to the customer

ST PETERSBURG, November 24. / TASS /. The second small missile ship Typhoon of project 22800 (Karakurt) was launched on Friday at the Pella shipyard in St. Petersburg, Tass correspondent reports from the scene.

"The fleet of our country is waiting for this ship (" Typhoon "- TASS comment), and in 2018 we will test with high quality and give our handsome ship to the customer," said Sergey Kukhtik, deputy general director of the Pella plant.

At the same time, the deputy head of the Russian Navy for armament Viktor Bursuk noted that the fleet was waiting for the Typhoon. "We are pleased to note that he will touch the water in the terms established by the contract," he added.

Two small missile ships project 22800 ("Hurricane" and "Typhoon") were simultaneously laid in the enterprise "Pella" on December 24, 2015. The first ship of the series was launched in the summer of this year and is on the water at the outfitting embankment of the plant.

"Karakurts" are designed by the central marine design bureau "Almaz", have a displacement of about 800 tons, their speed can exceed 30 knots. They are equipped with a complex of high-precision missile weapons (the Caliber system), modern artillery systems and power plants of Russian production.

As previously reported by Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov, the main ship "Uragan", being built in St. Petersburg, is planned to be handed over to the fleet by the end of 2017. According to him, the Pella plant must build seven such ships, five were contracted with the Zelenodolsk shipyard. Another six ships were supposed to be given to the Far Eastern shipyards. In August 2017, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation signed additional agreements with Pella and Zelenodolsk Plant for the supply of small missile ships of the Karakurt project.

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Small missile ship "Typhoon" project 22800 "Karakurt" ©  Anna Yudina / TASS
Small missile ship "Typhoon" project 22800 "Karakurt" ©  Anna Yudina / TASS

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