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Export variant of newest Russian frigate was presented at Euronaval-2010

Export variant of newest Russian frigate was presented at Euronaval-2010 02.11.2010
Text: RusNavy.com
Photo: Project 22356 multipurpose frigate. Severnoye Design Bureau
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) demonstrated export version of a newest Russian frigate at the international exhibition Euronaval-2010 closed on Saturday. Developed by Severnoye Design Bureau, Project 22356 multipurpose frigate is used for wide range of ocean-zone operations.

According to information available to the Central Navy Portal, displacement of the frigate is 4,550 tons; length is 135 meters; beam is 16.4 meters; draft is 4.4 meters. Combined diesel-electric main propulsion plant provides the ship with full speed of 29.5 knots; fuel range at cruise speed is 4,500 miles; endurance is 30 days.

Basic attack weapons of the frigate are integrated missile system Kalibr-NKE and antiship missile system Yakhont (up to 16 missiles 3M-54TE, 3M-54TE1, 3M-14TE or Yakhont).

Air defense will be provided by SAM systems Rif-M (32 missiles) of Shtil-1 (36 missiles). Artillery is represented by one 130-mm gun mount, two 30-mm short-range antiaircraft guns, and two pedestal-mounted heavy machineguns.

Antisubmarine warfare is provided by 8 ASW missiles 91RTE2 (because of reduced number of Kalibr-NKE missiles) and small-size torpedo ASW system Paket-E/NK.

Radar equipment includes aerial/surface targets detection radar Fregat-M2EM, distant zone radar display Mineral-ME, sonar systems Zarya-ME-03 and Vinietka-EM, optical-electronic situation display system MTK-201ME. Integrated functioning of all combat radioelectronic facilities is provided by tactical data system Sigma-E22356.

The frigate also equipped with electronic reconnaissance and countermeasures systems TK-25E and launched jammers KT-308-05.

One Ka-28 helicopter is permanently based on the frigate.

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