India has paid in full for the Project 11356 missile frigate Russia’s Yantar Shipyard in the Kaliningrad region is building for the Indian Navy, Alexei Rakhmanov, president of the Joint Shipbuilding Corporation, told reporters on Tuesday.
The president of the United Shipbuilding Corporation said that the Yantar Shipyard would work for the construction of warships and expressed confidence that shipbuilders would follow their schedule of construction.
“The responsibility is so high and the budget so important that we have no possibility of disrupting the work under these orders,” Rakhmanov said, stressing that it was an issue of the shipyard’s reputation.
Russia and India signed contracts for the delivery of four projects 11356 frigates in November 2018. As part of the deal, two frigates will be built at the Yantar Shipyard in Russia on the Baltic Coast (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) and the other two will be built at Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), India. Rachmaninov, head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation of Russia, previously reported that the first two Project 11356 frigates for India would be built in Russia within three years.
Project 11356 frigates are designed to deliver attacks against enemy surface ships and submarines in coastal and marine areas, and to fight air targets independently and as part of a naval group. These types of warships are equipped with A-190 100mm cannons, striking missiles, and air defense systems, including the Kalibr and Shtil complexes and torpedo tubes. The frigates displace 3,620 tons, are 124.8 meters long, develop a speed of 30 knots and have an operating range of 4,850 miles. Frigates can carry a Ka-27 helicopter and its modification.
Source: Navy Recognition