Russian ship carrying Kalibr cruise missiles undergoing trials in Baltic Sea

KALININGRAD, October 18. /TASS-DEFENSE/. The advanced Project 22800 small missile ship Burya (NATO reporting name: Karakurt-class) carrying Kalibr (SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missiles and built by the Pella Shipyard for the Russian Baltic Fleet is undergoing shipbuilders sea trials at Baltic Fleet sea ranges, the fleet’s press office said.
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“The crew of the small missile ship Burya and industry specialists are checking the operation of the ship’s systems and mechanisms at sea. In particular, the operation of the powerplant, the steering gear, auxiliary mechanisms, communications and navigation systems and the anchor is being inspected. Then, the ship’s speed, maneuverability and vibration tests will take place and live-firing against seaborne and aerial targets will be held at final stages,” the press office said.

The shipbuilders sea trials are an obligatory stage to complete the construction of any ship and are designed to check the performance of its systems and mechanisms at sea and their compliance to the approved specifications, schemes, technical descriptions and operational instructions, the press office added.

The Burya is planned to be put into service with the Baltic Fleet and will operate as part of the formation of missile ships and boats of the Baltic Fleet’s Baltic naval base in Baltiysk in the Kaliningrad Region in west Russia.

The Burya is the second Project 22800 ship being built by the Pella Shipyard that will carry the new Pantsyr-M antiaircraft missile/gun system developed by the Instrument-Making Design Bureau as its organic weapon.

Project 22800 Karakurt-class multi-purpose small missile ships were developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau and have been built for the Russian Navy since 2015 at the Pella Shipyard in northwest Russia, the Zelenodolsk Shipyard in in the Volga area and the Amur Shipyard in the Khabarovsk Territory in Russia’s Far East.

Ships of the type are designed to accomplish tasks at short range and are equipped with shipborne versatile eight-cell launchers of Kalibr and Onyx (SS-N-26 Strobile) cruise missiles, an AK-176MA automatic gun, as well as Igla (SA-18 Grouse) and Pantsir-M (SA-22 Greyhound) air defense missile systems.

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