New Krivak IV Frigate (Project 11356) Laid Down for Russian Navy Black
Yantar shipyard in Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad has
launched construction of a new Project 11356 frigate for the Russian
navy, local media reported. The official ceremony, attended by Deputy
Commander of the Baltic Fleet, Rear Admiral Sergei Popov, was held Friday,
according to Baltic Reporter online news portal.
(Indian Navy) which Admiral Grigorovich is based on
(Picture: M. Mazumdar/ Bharat-Rakshak)
The Admiral Butakov is the fourth in a series of
six Project 11356, or Admiral Grigorovich-class, frigates for delivery
to the Black Sea Fleet between 2014 and 2016 under a contract with the
The lead warship in the series, the Admiral Grigorovich, was laid down
in December 2010, the second, the Admiral Essen, in July 2011 and the
third, the Admiral Makarov, in February 2012.
The Project 11356 frigates, displacing 3,850 tons are designed for anti-ship
and anti-submarine warfare on the high seas, and for anti-aircraft operations,
both independently and as an escort ship.
The ships are armed with an eight-cell launcher for Kalibr and Klub
(3M54E) anti-ship and surface-to-surface missiles, a 100-mm main gun,
Kashtan gun/missile close-in air defense systems, Shtil vertical-launch
air defense missile systems, two torpedo tubes, an anti-submarine rocket
system and a Ka-28 or Ka-31 helicopter, according to globalsecurity.org
Pictures of YJ-12 supersonic anti-ship missile, fitted on a Chinese
Navy (PLAN) Xian H-6G bomber have recently emerged on the Chinese internet
meaning this new generation missile may have entered operational service.