The frigate of project 11356 Admiral Grigorovich, which is being built for the Black Sea fleet at the Yantar Baltic Shipbuilding Plant OJSC, will be launched in February, Interfax-AVN reports with reference to the plant’s press secretary Sergei Mikhailov.
“The construction of the lead frigate is proceeding according to plan, although with certain difficulties. This is mainly due to the work of equipment suppliers. But in February, we plan to launch this ship. Only unfavorable weather can prevent this event if there is a heavy ice situation in the water area of the plant, ”said S. Mikhailov.
According to him, at present, five hulls of frigates of this project are being built at the Yantar plant. The laying of the sixth corps is also planned for this year.
As reported, the lead ship of this series of CKR "Admiral Grigorovich" was laid at the 18 plant in December 2010 of the year, the following: "Admiral Essen" - 8 July 2011 of the year, "Admiral Makarov" - 29 February 2012 of the year, "Admiral Butakov" - 12 July 2013 of the Year, "Admiral Istomin" - November 15 of 2013.
At the same time, an official representative of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), which includes the Yantar plant, announced in the summer of 2013 about plans that will place another order for the construction of three frigates of this project. There is still no contract for these ships, although a fundamental decision has already been made by the Ministry of Defense.
The frigates of this project are almost similar to those ships that were built on the "Yantar" for the Indian Navy.
Admiral Grigorovich will be the first ship of the 11356 project equipped with the Caliber-NK shipborne missile system with the high-precision 3-54TE cruise missile, the Sttil-1 anti-aircraft missile system, the Palash anti-aircraft missile system.
The Baltic Shipbuilding Plant "Yantar" specializes in the construction of warships and civilian ships of various classes with a launch weight of up to 10 thousand tons, as well as in ship repair works. In total, the Yantar plant built more than 100 large and about 400 small civilian ships, repaired over 430 naval ships and civilian ships.