First Project 22800 Karakurt-class Corvette Uragan to Start Trials in mid-May

The first Project 22800 Karakurt-class corvette Uragan will start its shipbuilders trials in Lake Ladoga in mid-May, Chief of the Russian Navy’s Shipbuilding Department Rear-Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov said.

First Project 22800 Karakurt class Corvette Uragan to Start Trials in mid MayRussia’s First Project 22800 corvette Uragan. March 2018 picture.

"The Project 22800 lead ship Uragan will start its shipbuilders trials in Lake Ladoga on May 15 or, maybe, even on May 14," Tryapichnikov said. According to him, the ship will go to Baltiysk in west Russia in future and continue its trials there.

The Project 22800 corvette was designed by Russia’s Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. The ship has a displacement of about 800 tons and a speed of 30 knots. It is armed with Kalibr (SS-N-27 Sizzler) missiles and advanced artillery systems. It also has Russian-made propulsion units. The seaworthiness of the ship has been improved due to the hull design, which allows it to operate on the high seas.

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