Morye Shipyard hosted keel-laying of 22800-series missile boat
A keel laying ceremony for fast attack guided missile craft of Project 22800 was held on May 10 at the yard of Feodosia, Crimea based shipbuilding company "Morye", the Ministry of Defense press office said.
Under the order of the Russian Navy's Commander-in-Chief the new generation fast attack craft was named "Storm".
The ceremony was attended by Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov, Presidential Envoy in the Crimea Federal District Oleg Belavenetsev, Black Sea Fleet Commander-in-Chief Admiral Alexander Vitko.
The 22800 series missile boat was designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau to the requirements of the Navy's High Command. The vessels will have a displacement of about 800 tonnes, maximum speed of more than 30 knots and state-of-the-art high-precision missiles and artillery systems.
The design incorporates the following features high maneuverability, high seaworthiness and superstructure and hull stealth technology. The missile craft is able to perform tasks in the maritime zone 3,000 nm off the ship homeport.
Earlier, St. Petersburg based Pella Shipyard had laid keels for two fast attack crafts of Project 22800 (named "Hurricane" and "Typhoon") which are presently under construction.
Overall, different Russian shipyards are expected to build more than ten missile boats of the project for the Russian Navy.
State Unitary Enterprise of the Republic of Crimea Shipbuilding Plant "Morye” was created on September 11, 2014 and manages assets of Feodosia Shipbuilding Company "Morye". Morye Shipyard specializes in building high-speed vessels both for civil and defense sectors, including hydrofoils, ACVs, planing boats, pleasure yachts and boats with hulls made of aluminum-magnesium alloys. Since its inception the shipyard has built more than 600 different ships, with some of them exported to 25 countries.