The solemn ceremony of laying the first two IRCs of the 22800 project for the Pacific Fleet took place today at the Amur GCC. Pledged ships received the names of Russian cities "Rzhev" and "Udomlya" and became the 12-m and 13-m serial ships of this project. The ships were laid within the framework of the contract concluded by the 22 Ministry of Defense August 2018 of the year for the construction of six small rocket ships for the Pacific Fleet. The agreement provides for the construction of four IRCs at the Amur GCC and two more at the Eastern Shipyard in Vladivostok. The last MRK of the Amur series should be commissioned in 2025, the Vladivostok series - in 2022.
As previously reported, two more IRCs, Pavlovsk and Ussuriisk, will be laid down at the Amur GCC by the end of this year.
The 22800 small rocket ships are the Russian series of multi-purpose rocket and artillery ships of the near-sea zone (small corvettes). The main purpose of the ISCs is to conduct combat operations in the near-sea zone and perform tasks independently and as part of ship groups.
The RTOs of this project have a length of 67 meters, a width of 11 meters and a draft of 4 meters. Displacement - about 800 tons, cruising range - up to 2500 miles, autonomy - 15 days. The main armament is one PU UKKS (universal ship complex) 3С14 RK Caliber, one 76-mm artillery system AK-176MA, CRAK Pantsir-M, two 14.5-mm or 12,7-mm machine guns MTPU.
The ships are equipped with M507 diesel engines produced by the St. Petersburg plant "Zvezda". It was precisely because of the disruptions in the supply of diesel engines that the deadlines for the delivery of IDCs of this project, being built at the Pella CVP for the Baltic Fleet and at the Zelenodolsk CVD for the Black Sea Fleet, were repeatedly shifted to the right.