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Tatarstan. Central Military District Press Service

Tatarstan (serial number 691) is a Project 11661 Gepard frigate. Ships of this series are built by JSC Zelenodolsk Shipyard. The frigate is designed for antisubmarine/antisurface/antiaircraft warfare, patrolling, escort operations, and protection of maritime economic zone. The ship is armed with gunnery, antiship, antiaircraft, and antisubmarine weapons.


Caspian Flotilla. City of Makhachkala


The ship was laid down in May 1990 at JSC Zelenodolsk Shipyard; launched on July 1, 1993.


The frigate was commissioned on August 31, 2003. She is a flagship of Caspian Flotilla.

In October 2-16, 2012 the ship was deployed to central and southern parts of the Caspian Sea and secured Russia's maritime economic activities.


Full speed: 28 knots
Cruising speed: 21 knots
Economic speed: 14 knots
Operational range: 950 nm (at 27 knots); 3,500 nm (at 14 knots); 4,000 nm (at 10 knots)
Endurance: 15-20 days
Crew: 93 men


Displacement: 1,500 tons
Length overall: 102.1 meters
Beam overall: 13.1 meters
Height: 5.3 meters
Draft with sonar: 3.6 meters
Draft without sonar: 3.6 meters


Two-shafted powerplant, 1 cruising-speed diesel 61D (8,000 shp), 2 full-speed turbines (29,000 shp), overall power of electric generators - 1,800 kilowatt


Radar arms:
MR-352 Pozitiv
Fire control radar Monolit (antiship missiles)
Fire control radar MPZ-301 Baza (SAM system)
Fire control radar MR-123 Vympel (gun mount)
Electronic warfare system
Radio electronic arms:
2 decoy launchers PK-16
1 x 76-mm gun mount AK-176
2 x 6 30-mm gun mounts AK-630M
2 x 2 14.5-mm machineguns KPVT
Antiship arms:
2 x 4 antiship missile launchers Kh-35 Uran / Caliber-NK
Antisubmarine arms:
2 x 2 533-mm torpedo tubes
1 x 12 antisubmarine rocket launcher RBU-6000
Antiaircraft arms
1 SAM system Osa-MA 20 missiles 9M33
Air wing 1 antisubmarine helicopter Ka-27