Pella Shipyard launches Karakurt-class first serial corvette (Project 2280) ‘Typhoon’
Leningradsky region, Russia based Pella Shipyard today at its new shipbuilding facility launched the first serial missile corvette "Typhoon" (codenamed Karakurt), Project 22800 (Hull No 252), the shipbuilding company said. Karakurt-class corvette (Project 22800)
The vessel keel was laid on December 24, 2015. The Karakurt-class lead ship "Uragan" is currently docked at the shipyard’s berth and is undergoing outfitting.
The FAC Typhoon launching ceremony was attended by Viktor Bursuk, Chief of Shipbuilding, Armament and Operation, Deputy Commander-In-Chief for Navy’s Armament; Vitaly Vdovichenko, Chief of Surface Ships Departement, Deputy Head of the State Defence Orders Department of the Russian Defence Ministry, Cap. 1 rank; Viktor Chirkov, Chief Advisor to the USC President for Naval Shipbuilding; Alexander Shlyakhtenko, General Director, Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau; Herbert Tsaturov, CEO, Pella Shipyard; senior executives and representatives of Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, of the SRI Shipbuilding and Armament of the Navy, of the Navy’s Military Training Centre “Naval Academy”, of SBERBANK, officers of the Russian Ministry of Defence, the Navy’s General HQ, the shipbuilding firm’s management and employees.
The Typhoon Sponsor Julia Andreyeva is a consultant for the SDO Department of the Russian Ministry of Defence.
The fast attack craft was designed to conduct combat operations in the near sea zone and to support both military and humanitarian tasks.
Project 22800 (Code Name Karakurt) was developed for the Navy by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau in conjunction with the Military Science and Training Centre of the Navy.
The 22800-series ships armament include complexes of attack and anti-aircraft armament, the systems of management, target detection and designation and communications system. The vessel armament include high-precision long range, medium-range missiles.
The newest vessel made her debut at the Army-2015 Expo International Military-Technical Forum.
General characteristics: LOA: about 67 m, Beam: about 11 m, Displacement : about 800 tonnes, Full Speed: 30 knots, Cruising Range: up to 2500 nm, Endurance: 15 days.
Leningrad region, Russia based Pella Shipyard was founded in 1950. In 1992 Pella was privatized as Pella Holding Co. comprising the parent company and several subsidiaries. The shipbuilding firm specializes in building harbor tugs with rated power of 1,000-5,000hp, pusher tugs, escort tugs, pilot boats and rescue boats for Russian and foreign customers. Pella Shipyard can simultaneously build at least 8 sea-going ships per year with length ranging between 50 meters and 100 meters and 6-meter draft, including Arctic class ships.