Three Russian ships with the ability to carry Kalibr cruise missiles will be built in the Crimea

Russia's Interfax news agency reported, citing Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Yury Borisov, that three new corvettes for the 22800 Project, codenamed Karakurt, will be built in Feodosia at the Morye shipyard in 2018-2020.

"Three ships will be built at the Morye shipbuilding plant. The construction cycle is approximately 32 months. We are expecting construction to be completed in 2018, 2019, and 2020. It looks like the third ship will be laid at the end of this year," the Deputy Minister said at the laying ceremony for the second ship Ohotsk.

Currently, the missile corvette, Storm, which was laid in May of 2016, is being built at the plant.
"They have fairly serious weaponry. They are armed with the Kalibr cruise missile system, a high-precision, formidable weapon which is in high demand and has proved its effectiveness in the Syrian conflict," Borisov said.

Designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, missile corvettes of the 22800 Project Karakurt have a displacement of about 800 tons and a speed of over 30 knots. The ships will be equipped with a high precision missile complex and a modern artillery system.


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