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Neustrashimy. Photo from kombrig20.homestead.com

Neustrashimy is a Project 11540 Yastreb Frigate.


Baltiysk, Baltic Fleet


The ship was laid down on March 25, 1987 at Yantar Shipyard; launched on May 25, 1988; commissioned on December 28, 1990; joined Baltic Fleet on March 14, 1991.


The ship multiply participated in naval exercises, including BALTOPS joint RF-NATO exercise in 1994, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

In 2003 the frigate secured Russian delegation at the visit of President of the Russian Federation V. V. Putin to London.

In 2004 the ship was deployed in the Mediterranean, in 2005 in Norwegian Sea.

In 1994 the frigate won the Prize of Navy Commander-in-Chief for ASW training; in 1996, 1997 and 1998 prizes for air defense training; in 1997, 1998 and 1999 prizes for artillery firing.

On September 24, 2008 the ship was detached to the Gulf of Aden for protection of civil traffic from Somali pirates. During the mission Neustrashimy sailed over the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, called at ports of Libya and Yemen. It spent 7.5 months at sea and achieved a Baltic Fleet's record since the Great Patriotic War.

Since July 10 through September 28, 2012, the ship was deployed to the North Atlantic, the North and the Mediterranean seas within the Russian Navy's interfleet task force.


Propulsion: two-shaft COGAG2 2 cruising gas turbines 20,000 shp in total and 2 boost gas turbines 37,000 shp in total
Power: 57,000 hp (total)
Speed: 30 knots; cruising 18 knots
Endurance: 30 days
Crew: 210 men


Displacement: 3,590/4,350 tonnes
Length: 129.8 meters
Beam: 15.6 meters
Draft: 8.35 meters


6 x 533-mm torpedo tubes
2 Vodopad-NK ASW rocket torpedo systems
RBU-6000 ASW rocket launcher
4 Kinzhal SAM systems
2 Kortik air-defense missile/gun systems
100-mm gun mount AK-100 with MR-145 Lev guiding radar
Ka-27 ASW helicopter