Rosoboronexport makes offer to modernize Indian Talwar-class frigates

According to information published by Tass on August 27, 2021, Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport intends to make an offer to India to upgrade Project 11356 Talwar-class guided missile frigates built by Russia for the Indian Navy, Rosoboronexport Chief Alexander Mikheyev told at the Army-2021 international military-technical forum.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Talwar-class guided-missile frigate (Picture source: Best HQ Wallpapers)

The Talwar-class frigates or Project 11356 are a class of stealth guided-missile frigates designed and built by Russia for the Indian Navy. The Talwar-class guided missile frigates are the improved versions of the Krivak III-class (Project 1135) frigates used by the Russian Coast Guard. The design has been further developed as the Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate for the Russian Navy. Six ships were built in two batches between 1999 and 2013.

Designed by Severnoye Design Bureau, the first batch of ships were built by Baltic Shipyard and the second batch by Yantar Shipyard. Preceded by the Brahmaputra-class frigates, the Talwar-class frigates are said to have semi-stealth features and better armament. The Indian Navy currently has six of these ships and 4 more are under construction including 2 in an Indian shipyard, for which Goa shipyard was selected.

The Talwars features the Zorya designed and Mashproekt (Ukraine) manufactured M7N.1E gas turbine plant which comprises two DS-71 cruise turbines and two DT-59 boost turbines in two engine rooms.

The frigates are armed with a new 3M-54 Klub attack anti-ship system with a vertical missile launcher, Shtil-1 multi-channel medium-range surface-to-air missile system (an export version of the SA-N-12 "Grizzly"), a Kashtan anti-aircraft missile and artillery system, a RBU-6000 depth charge launcher and Puma-Universal artillery system. These ships are designed to carry and operate one heavy duty helicopter.