Representatives of the command of the Baltic Fleet, the shipbuilding company Pella, as well as military personnel of the Baltic Fleet, took part in the ceremony of introducing RTOs to the Navy. The ship was included in the Baltic Fleet; it will serve in connecting missile ships and boats of the Baltic Naval Base.
RTO "Sovetsk" became the second ship of this class, which became part of the Baltic Fleet after the lead ship of the series "Mytishchi", which became part of the fleet 17 December 2018 year.
RTO Sovetsk (formerly Typhoon) was laid on the Pella Shipyard on December 24 of the year 2015 simultaneously with the head RTO Mytishchi (formerly Hurricane). The lead ship was launched on 29 on July 2017 of the year, and Sovetsk RTO on November 24 of 2017 of the year. Now both ships will serve together.
Currently, two more RTOs of this project are under construction at the Pella CVC: Squall (renamed Odintsovo) laid / launched on July 29 2016 / 5 in May 2018 of the year and Storm was laid / launched on December 24 2016 / 23 October 2018, respectively. At the same time, at the SSZ “More” in Feodosia under the contract for the construction of seven ships concluded with “Pella”, three MRCs are under construction: “Storm” (renamed to “Kozelsk”), “Okhotsk” and “Whirlwind”.
On August 5 of 2016 of the year, the Ministry of Defense signed a contract for the construction of five more missile defense systems of the 22800 project with JSC Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky (Zelenodolsk). The order was distributed between Zelenodolsk and the Gulf Shipyard in Kerch, on which the Cyclone RTOs (26 of July 2016 of the year) and Monsoon (Askold) were laid, laid on 18 of November 2016 of the year and Passat (Amur) , laid 30 July 2017 year). In Zelenodolsk, the bookmark of RTO Tucha passed 26 on February 2019 of the year, and RTO Typhoon went on 11 on September 2019 of the year.
In August 2018, the Ministry of Defense signed contracts for the construction of six more RTOs for the Pacific Fleet. Four of them will be built at Amur Shipbuilding Plant JSC (Komsomolsk-on-Amur) with 2026 delivery in year, and two ships at Vostochnaya Verf JSC (Vladivostok) with delivery at 2023 year. In Komsomolsk-on-Amur, July 1 laid two RTOs - "Rzhev" and "Udomlya".
The ships of the 22800 Karakurt project are actually replacing in the construction for the Russian Navy the MRKs of the 21631 project (code "Buyan-M"), of which only 12 pieces were ordered. According to the plans of the Russian Navy, the fleet should include at least 18 RTOs of the 22800 project.
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 UKKSK (universal ship complex) 3X14 missile launcher on the 8 KR Caliber, one 76-mm AK-176MA gun mount, ZRAK Panzir-M, two 14.5-mm or 12,7-mm machine-gun mounts MTTPU.