Russian Navy to receive Project 22800 Karakurt-class corvette in 2021

According to information published by Tass on August 30, 2021, the Russian Navy (VMF) is set to receive the first Project 22800 corvette (Karakurt-class) built by the Ak Bars shipyard before the end of the year, Ak Bars Shipbuilding Corporation Director General Renat Mistakhov told.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001Project 22800 Karakurt corvette Mytishchi ex-Uragan (Picture source: Capt_Navy)

According to the open sources, the director mentioned the ‘Tsiklon’ and ‘Askold’ surface combatants. The Project 22800 corvettes are being built at several Russian shipyards.

Project 22800 derives from Project 12300 Skorpion, a proposed 1990s Almaz design for a 500-ton displacement missile boat, and was also heavily influenced by Project 21631, the Buyan-M corvettes.

Ships of the class have a stealth-shaped superstructure with an integrated mast carrying four phased array radar panels. The primary armament consists of Kalibr cruise missiles or P-800 Oniks supersonic anti-ship missiles carried in eight UKSK VLS cells in the rear part of the superstructure, behind the bridge.

The corvettes built for the Russian Navy will be equipped with a 76.2 mm AK-176MA automatic dual-purpose gun, a modernized version of the AK-176.

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