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Russia’s Project 22800 corvette Odintsovo undergoing dock trials

The Project 22800 Karakurt-class missile corvette Odintsovo built by the Pella Shipyard in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia has started dock trials to check the operation of some life support, radio navigation and communication systems and the main powerplant, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.

Russias Project 22800 corvette Odintsovo undergoing dock trials 925 001In the foreground is the "Odintsovo" which is being prepared to start sea trials (Picture source: Russian Ministry of Defense)

"The builders sea trials of the ship are expected to start in April 2020. The Odintsovo is the first serial-produced Project 22800 ship armed with the Pantsir-M [NATO reporting name: SA-22 Greyhound] antiaircraft missile/gun system," the press office said.

In late July 2016, the Pella Shipyard laid down the Shkval ship later designated as Odintsovo (factory number No. 253, pennant number No. 584). The crew of the ship has undergone training at the Russian Navy’s training center in St. Petersburg and is ready to operate its armament and equipment.

The Project 22800 Karakurt-class missile corvette was designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau in St. Petersburg. The ship is intended to engage the enemy’s strategic facilities in green waters, destroy hostile surface combatants and offshore installations individually and in conjunction with other forces, and repel air attacks. It can also eliminate frogmen, conduct search-and-rescue operations, and support coast guard units.

The Project 22800 corvette has a length of about 67 meters, a width of 11 meters, a draft of 2.8 meters and a full displacement of 860 tons. The ship is powered by two M-507D-1 diesel engines with a power output of 7,360 kWt each and an 8,830-kWt M70FRU gas-turbine engine. The corvette features a top speed of up to 35 knots, an economical speed of 12 knots, a cruising range of 2,500 nautical miles, and an endurance of 12 days. The ship launches missiles at Level 5 sea state.

The ship’s armament comprises an AK-176MA 76mm gun and a Pantsir-M antiaircraft missile/gun system, while the first two ships of the type carry two AK-630M 30mm small-caliber antiaircraft guns.

The ship is equipped with an eight-cell 3S-14 vertical launcher for the Kalibr (SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missile system, which is located in its superstructure. The Project 22800 corvette features increased seaworthiness, high maneuverability, and low radar signature of its superstructure and hull. The ship can carry an Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle.

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