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Makhachkala (hull number 163) is a Project 21630 Buyan 'river-sea' class corvette designed for reinforcement of Caspian Flotilla in littoral sea and river zone.


Caspian Flotilla, Astrakhan


Corvette Makhachkala is the third and the last Project 21630 Buyan ship built by the Almaz Shipbuilding Firm for Russian Navy. The ship was laid down in March 2006 and launched in April 2012. After a certain delay in delivery of the 100-mm gun mount, corvette Makhachkala finished state trials in October 2012.


Acceptance certificate was signed at the Almaz Shipbuilding Firm on December 4, 2012. The Flag of Russian Navy was hoisted at the ship on March 2, 2013.


Speed: 28 knots
Operational range: up to 1,500 nautical miles
Crew: 29-36 men


Displacement: 500 tons
Length: 62 meters (at design waterline)
Beam: 9.6 meters (at design waterline)
Draft: 2 meters


CODAD two-shaft diesel powerplant


Navigation aids: MR-231 radar, Sigma tactical data system
Radars: Pozitiv-M radar, 5P-10 Laska radar for gun mount and antiaircraft artillery
Electronic warfare: 2 x 10 PK-10 Smely decoy launchers
Artillery: 100-mm gun mount A190-01 Universal, 2 x 6 gun mounts AK-306, 2 x 1 14.5-mm machineguns MTPU, 1 x 40 122-mm MLRS A-215 Grad-M
Antiaircraft missile armament: 1 x 4 launchers 3M47 Gibka with antiaircraft missiles Igla or Igla-S