Russia Orders New Krivak IV Frigates

Friday, September 16, 2011

United Shipbuilding Corporation, the Russian construction, repairs and maintenance industry, reportedly signed a contract with the ministry of defence for the construction of another three Krivak IV class frigates for the Russian navy, according to a report on The frigates are equipped with a 100-mm gun, Shitl medium-range air defense system, Club-N supersonic missiles, two Kashtan point defense systems, two twin 533-mm torpedo launchers and an anti-submarine warfare helicopter.
The agreement calls for the construction of the warships by 2016 and the first three frigates will be built in the Yantar shipyard, in Kaliningrad.

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