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Modified Krivak III Class

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Project Updates:

RIA Novosti reported on 04 Feb 2009 that Russia and India are negotiating a new contract on the delivery of additional Project 11356 frigates for the Indian navy.

The keel laying ceremony of the 3rd ship of Project 11356 took place on 11 June 2008.

Vessel Type: Guided Missile Frigate, Modified Type 1135.6


Future Commissions: Teg; Laid Down - 27 July 2007, Launched - 27 Nov 2009, Commissioned - 2011 (was 2012).
............................Tarkash; Laid Down - 27 November 2007, Launched - 2010, Commissioned - 2011 (was 2013).
............................Trikand; Laid Down - 11 June 2008, Launched - 2010, Commissioned - 2012 (was 2013).


Weapons: In the main strike role, the supersonic Brahmos (PJ-10) ASCM is expected to be fitted in an eight-cell configuration.

Comments: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the purchase of three Krivak III Class frigates, on 06 July 2006, at a cost of a cost of Rs 5,114 crores (USD $1.1 billion). Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee, stated after the CCS meeting, that the first vessel would be delivered five years after the signing of the contract and the following two ships would be delivered within 12 months (in six-month intervals) after the delivery of the first boat. The Defence Minister also stated that the CCS approved an additional Rs 400 crore (USD $87 million) for unspecified equipment. Naval sources indicate that these funds are earmarked for arming these frigates with the supersonic BrahMos (PJ-10) ASCM. The Kaliningrad-based Yantar Bureau will build these vessels for the Indian Navy. The first vessel was laid down at the Pribaltiyskaya SY in Kaliningrad on 27 July 2007.

According to Yantar JSC, the construction of three ships is being carried out within the contract between India and Russia signed on 14 July 2007. The cost of the contract is about 1,6 Billion USD. Note that this figure is very different from that in the preceding paprgraph.


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