Project 22800 small missile ship Burya to be floated out on 23 October
The Pella shipyard (St. Petersburg) will float out the third serial new generation small missile ship of Project 22800 built for the Russian Navy on 23 October, says press center of RF Defence Ministry. She has been named Burya by the order of the Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Korolyov.
Representatives of the Russian Navy’s High Command, St. Petersburg Administration, shipbuilders, as well as heads of R&D organisations are scheduled to take part in the solemn ceremony of floating out the small missile ship Burya.
The construction of Project 22800 small missile ships is conducted according to the State Military Shipbuilding Programme in order to update the Navy’s surface component with high-precision weapons carriers.
Designed by the Central Marine Design Bureau Almaz, Project 22800 small missile ships have a displacement of some 800 tons and a speed of over 30 knots. The small missile ships are to be armed with a system of high-precision missile weapons and modern artillery systems. Among these ships’ advantages there are their high manoeuvrability, increased seaworthiness, as well as architecture of superstructures and hulls made on the base of low reflectivity technologies. These ships are able to perform tasks in the offshore zone at distances of some 3,000 miles from stationing sites.