India procures from Ukraine gas turbine engines for Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates of Indian Navy


According to news published by the Eletimes website on January 20, 2021, India has procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine that will be used to power Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates that are being built for the Indian Navy by a Russian shipyard as part of a $2.5 billion deal.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet Project 11356 Admiral Grigorovich class frigate. (Picture source Twitter Cavit Ege Tulça @egetulca)


Under a contract signed in October 2018, Russia will deliver Admiral Butakov and Admiral Istomin frigates to the Indian Navy. Russian naval defense industry and Indian Goa Shipyard have signed an additional contract for two more Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates to be license-built at Goa Shipyard in India.

In April 2019, Russian state defense agency Rosoboronexport has announced that Russia’s Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad has officially begun work on two modified Admiral Grigorovich-class (Project 1135.6P/M) guided-missile frigates destined for service in the Indian Navy.

According to news published "The Diplomat" on February 2020, India had already announced the procurement of two M90FR gas turbine engines, designed and built by Zorya-Mashproekt, directly from Ukraine for the two frigates built in Goa.

The Admiral Grigorovich-class is designed to conduct escorts and anti-submarine warfare missions. The Indian variant of the ship will use Brahmos missile instead of Russian-made Kalibr, Oniks or Zircon anti-ship cruise missiles.


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