Russia’s Kalibr-Equipped Corvettes Could Be Marketed to Pacific Region Countries

© Photo : Russian Defence Ministry / Go to the photo bankThe Project 22800 Karakurt-class missile corvette Uragan during the first stage of the trials in Lake Ladoga
The Project 22800 Karakurt-class missile corvette Uragan during the first stage of the trials in Lake Ladoga - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia’s Project 22800 corvettes equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles could be marketed to the countries in the Pacific region, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told reporters.

"These ships have turned out quite well: large cargo-carrying capacity, good weapons. Most importantly, Kalibr. I think that they have very good export potential for a number of countries, especially in the Pacific region—Vietnam, China, India, other countries," the deputy prime minister said.

The Grad Sviyazhsk corvette shoots the Kalibr missile during the final stage of summer exercises of the Caspian Flotilla's battle groups - Sputnik International
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Borisov added that the ships are currently used by the Russian Navy in the Baltic, Black and Caspian seas as well as in the north of the country.

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Previous year, the director general of the Zelenodolsk Gorky Plant shipbuilder said that the Kalibr-armed lead ship of Project 22800 (codenamed Karakurt) should be handed to the Russian Navy in 2018. The first two Project 22800 ships with a displacement of 800 metric tons and a maximum speed of over 30 knots were floated out in 2017.

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