Russian Navy Odintsovo Karakurt-class corvette sailed out to Baltic Sea for running trials

The Odintsovo Karakurt-class corvette of project 22800 built by Pella Shipyard sailed out to the Baltic Sea for running trials, the Russian Defense Ministry said, on May 22, 2020.
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Russian Navy Odintsovo Karakurt class corvette sailed out to Baltic Sea for running trials 925 001Russian Navy Odintsovo Karakurt-class corvette of project 22800. (Picture source video footage Youtube update defense)

“The trial team and the crew will hold maneuvering and speed trials, check all mechanisms and systems, navigational and radar means,” it said. The corvette will then fire at sea and air targets. The Odintsovo is to serve in the Baltic fleet.

The Karakurt class Project 22800 Karakurt is Russia's latest class of corvettes under construction for the Russian Navy.  It is the first project 22800 corvette armed with Pantsir-M air defense complex. The Baltic fleet currently operates the Mytishchi and the Sovetsk corvettes of project 22800.

The Project 22800 Karakurt-class missile corvette was designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau in St. Petersburg. The ship is intended to engage the enemy’s strategic facilities in green waters, destroy hostile surface combatants and offshore installations individually and in conjunction with other forces, and repel air attacks. It can also eliminate frogmen, conduct search-and-rescue operations, and support coast guard units.

The Project 22800 corvette has a length of about 67 meters, a width of 11 meters, a draft of 2.8 meters and a full displacement of 860 tons. The ship is powered by two M-507D-1 diesel engines with a power output of 7,360 kWt each and an 8,830-kWt M70FRU gas-turbine engine. The corvette features a top speed of up to 35 knots, an economical speed of 12 knots, a cruising range of 2,500 nautical miles, and an endurance of 12 days. The ship launches missiles at Level 5 sea state.

The ship’s armament comprises an AK-176MA 76mm gun and a Pantsir-M antiaircraft missile/gun system, while the first two ships of the type carry two AK-630M 30mm small-caliber antiaircraft guns.

The ship is equipped with an eight-cell 3S-14 vertical launcher for the Kalibr (SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missile system, which is located in its superstructure. The Project 22800 corvette features increased seaworthiness, high maneuverability, and low radar signature of its superstructure and hull. The ship can carry an Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle.

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