Project 11356 Admiral Grigorovich Class Frigates, Russia

The Admiral Grigorovich class (Фрегаты проекта 11356Р/М) is the latest class of frigates ordered by the Russian Navy for the Black Sea Fleet. Six ships (two batches of three ships) have been ordered so far to be built by the “Yantar” shipyard in Kaliningrad. The frigates are based on the Talwar-class frigate, six of which were ordered by the Indian Navy and were built at the same shipyard. The Talwar class is in turn based on the Burevestnik-class frigates. The contract for the construction of three frigates is to be completed in four years. The lead ship, Admiral Grigorovich was laid down on 18 December 2010 and was expected to be in service 34 months from that date (October 2013).

Burevestnik-class frigate

The class’s original gas turbines were made by Ukrainian state-owned enterprise Zorya-Mashproekt. The company was a center of Soviet maritime gas turbine design and production. The last three vessels remain without engines as of November-December 2014.

After the Russian seizure of Crimea and incursions into Donetsk/Luhansk, Ukraine would no longer supply the engines.Instead Russian manufacturer Saturn was initially asked to supply alternative M90FP turbines. However these cannot be completed before 2019-2020, and this delay seemingly means the Navy would rather use the funds elsewhere. Thus Russia is now hoping to find an export customer for the final three vessels. The Defence Ministry is reallocating the money, initially set aside for the other three frigates, to the construction of other ships it badly needs.

Admiral Essen (751)

On 9 December 2015 it was announced that the lead vessel was being sent from the Baltic to the Northern Fleet for the next stage of state tests. Some weapons firings are not possible in the Baltic. Lead ship was commissioned on 11 March 2016. @wikiwand.com

The Project 11356 Admiral Grigorovich Class frigates are under construction at Yantar Shipyard, based in Kaliningrad, for the Russian Navy. The vessels utilise the same design developed for the Indian Navy’s Talwar Class frigates

Indian Navy’s Talwar Class frigates

INS Tarkash Talwar Class frigates

India: 6 units

Indian class – Project 17: Talwar F40 (till 18.06.2003 Dozornyy), Trishul F43 (til 25.06.2003 Udarnyy), Tabar F44 (till 19.04.2004 SKR-23), Teg F45, T6 (till до 27.04.2012 №01354), Tarkash F50 (till 9.11.2012 №01355) 27.12.2012, Trikand F51 (till 29.06.2013 №01356)


The 3,620-tonne, 124.8 m long Project 11356M class is a derivative of the Talwar-class frigates that Russia built for the Indian Navy (in turn a derivative of the earlier Project 1135 Krivak-class frigate).  According to the Russian Navy the class is armed with Kalibr-NK (SS-N-30A) cruise missiles, the 3S90M ‘Shtil-1’ (SA-N-7C) air defence system (a derivative of the land-based Buk system), an A-190 100 mm naval gun, an RBU-6000 anti-submarine mortar, and two 30 mm AK-630 close-in weapon systems. Data @janes.com

The Admiral Grigorovich Class frigates can be deployed in anti-surface warfare (AsuW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-air warfare (AAW) missions, and are capable of conducting missions as a single vessel as well as a part of task force.

The Russian Ministry of Defence signed two contracts with Yantar Shipyard between 2010 and 2011 for the construction of six Project 11356 frigates. The keel of the first ship in series, Admiral Grigorovich, was laid down in December 2010 and the vessel was floated out of dry-dock in March 2014.

Russian Navy receives first Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate 

The Russian Navy has finally commissioned into service the lead ship of its Project 11356M frigate class, Admiral Grigorovich , over two years behind schedule.

A formal flag-raising ceremony was held at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad on 11 March, over five years after the vessel was laid down in the same shipyard in December 2010. The vessel is now expected to transit to join the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.

Since it was launched in March 2014, the frigate has been undergoing sea trials in the Baltic and Barents seas. Speaking at the flag-raising ceremony, Igor Ponomarev, vice president of United Shipbuilding Corporation (Yantar’s parent company), said that the vessel had “successfully passed all tests and showed the high quality of its construction”. Ponomarev added that the second and third ships of the class, Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov , will also be commissioned in 2016.  Read rest of article HERE

Admiral Grigorovich image @sputniknews.com

The second ship, Admiral Essen, was laid in July 2011; Admiral Makarov was laid in February 2012; Admiral Butakov was laid in July 2013; and Admiral Istomin was laid down in November 2013.

Admiral Makarov image @battlebrotherhood.ru

The Russian Navy plans to induct Project 11356 frigates into its Black Sea Fleet, while deliveries are scheduled between 2014 and 2016.

Russian Navy receives Admiral Essen frigate

The first production-standard Project 11356 frigate – Admiral Essen – was commissioned into service with the Russian Navy on 7 June at a ceremony at Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad. The ship will be assigned to the Black Sea Fleet. Read rest of article HERE

Admiral Essen image @navaltoday.com

Design and features of the Admiral Grigorovich Class frigates

The Admiral Grigorovich Class incorporates a stealthy hull design developed by the Severnoye Design Bureau. The hull and superstructures were designed to have low radar, acoustic and infrared signatures. The frigate features a flight deck at aft to carry a Ka-28 or a Ka-31 helicopter.

The frigate measures 124.8m in overall length and 15.2m in width, and can complement a crew of 220. The draught at full load displacement is 4.6m, while the standard and full load displacements of the vessel are 3,350t and 3,860t respectively.

Admiral Grigorovich Class missiles

The Club-N missile system fitted aboard the frigate serves as the anti-ship missile. The missiles are launched by eight-cell 3S-14E under-deck launcher complemented by 3R-14N-11356 fire control system and 3C-25E acquisition radar.

Anti-Ship Missile

1 × 8 UKSK VLS (3S-14E) cells for Kalibr and 3M55 Oniks

UKSK VLS cells

Kalibr and 3M55 Oniks Anti-Ship Missile

3M-54TE Club-N Anti-Ship Missile

The 3M-54TE Club-N is a subsonic ship launched anti-ship missile carried inside a Transport-Launch Container (TLC) which allows for vertical launch. It features a booster and a cruise low-altitude subsonic sustainer. Its guidance system is based on inertial navigation system with end-game active radar homing.

Diameter: 645 millimeter
Length: 8.92 meter (29.3 foot)
Max Range: 220 kilometer (119 nautical mile)
Speed Cruise Speed: 266 mps (958 kph)
Top Speed: 266 mps (958 kph)
Warhead: 200 kilogram (441 pound)
Weight: 1,951 kilogram (4,301 pound)

Data @deagel.com

SS-N-26 (3M55 OniksAnti-Ship Missile

SS-N-26/3M55 Oniks/P-800 Yakhont/P-800 Bolid – supersonic 

3M55 Oniks/P-800 Yakhont/P-800 Bolid The supersonic P-800 Yakhont (Gem) is a ramjet version of P-80 Zubr [SS-N-7 Starbright]. The ship, submarine and coastal-launched Yakhont is launched from the unified ampoule-shaped transport-launching container (TLC). The container is 9 m long, is 0.71 m in diameter. The firing range reaches 300 km (162 nmi.) when flying along a combined trajectory and 120 kg (265 lb.) when following only a low-altitude trajectory. Flight speed varying over the range from M=2.0 to M=2.5 is provided by the kerosene-fueled multi-mode liquid-fuel ramjet. The P-800 Bolid is the encapsulated, submarine launched version of Yakhont. An air-launched version of the missile with the take-off weight of 2,500 kg (5,507 lb.) is also being developed. The closest American counterparts, the Tomahawk and Harpoon missiles, are subsonic; the best French antiship missile, the Exocet, has a range of only 45 miles. @fas.org

Country of Origin Russia
Builder Beriev
Role Amphibious anti-submarine patrol aircraft
Range 300 km mixed trajectory 
120 km low trajectory
Speed Mach 2 to 2.5
Flight altitude 5 to 15 meters, final phase
Weight of warhead 200 kg [about]
Guidance active-passive, radar seeker head
Minimum target detection range 50 km in active mode
Maximum seeker head search angle 45 degrees
Propulsion ·  solid propellant booster stage 

·  liquid-propellant ramjet sustainre motor

Launcher type underwater, surface ship, land
Launch method from closed bottom launch-container
Launch angle range 15 to 90 degrees
Weight 3,000 kg launch 
3,900 kg in launch-container
Launch-container dimensions 8.9 meters length
0.7 meters diameter

Here is what happens when hit by a supersonic missile

Anti-aircraft defence is provided by Shtil-1 medium range air defence missile system, Igla man-portable surface-to-air missile system, and Kashtan air defence missile/gun system including up to six fire modules, a command module, a storage and reloading system, 64 missiles, and 6,000 rounds of 30mm ammunition. The Shtil-1 complex is equipped with 3S90E launcher and 3R90E1 fire control system, and can simultaneously engage up to 12 targets within the range of 3.5km to 32km.

Anti-aircraft defence

3 × 12 3S90M Shtil-1 VLS cells

3S90M Shtil-1 VLS cells

9M317ME missile


The weight of the missile is 581 kg, including the 62 kg blast fragmentation warhead initiated by a dual-mode radar proximity fuze. Dimensions of the hull are 5.18 m length; 0.36 m maximum diameter. Range is 2.5–32 km in a 3S90M “Shtil-1” naval missile system. Altitude of targets from 15 m up to 15 km (and from 10 m to 10 km against other missiles). 9M317ME missiles can be fired at 2-second intervals, while its reaction (readiness) time is up to 10 s.

The missile was designed to be single-staged, inertial guidance, radio control mid-course update and terminal semi-active radar homing.

The tail surfaces have a span of 0.82 m when deployed after the missile leaves the launch container by a spring mechanism. Four gas-control vanes operating in the motor efflux turn the missile towards the required direction of flight. After the turnover manoeuvre, they are no longer used and subsequent flight controlled via moving tail surfaces. A dual-mode solid-propellant rocket motor provides the missile with a maximum speed of Mach 4.5. Data @wikiwand.com

Igla-S missile

9M39 missiles (SA-18 Igla)
The 9M39 missile employs an IR guidance system using proportional convergence logic. The new seeker offers better protection against electro-optical jammers; the probability of kill against an unprotected fighter is estimated at 30-48%, and the use of IRCM jammers only degrades this to 24-30%.
9M342 missiles (SA-24 Grinch Iglas-S)
The effectiveness of the 9M342 missile against air targets is attributed to the increase weight of the explosive in the missile’s warhead and to the impact/proximity fuze enabling the missile to kill the target both in the event of a direct hit and when it passes at a distance of up to 1.5 m from the target. The target engagement has increased to 6 km compared with the 5.2 km of the Igla (SA-16 / SA-18) system.
The turret is remotely operated and can be steered towards targets detected by the Positiv, Furke or Fregat naval radar systems. Final aiming is achieved at the control module through a TV sighting system. According to constructor specifications, the visual detection range of an aircraft through the control module is 12 to 15 Km.
Short-range shipborne surface-to-air missile system
Visual detection range at the control module
12 to 15 Km
Guidance sector (in degrees)
Azimuth: +150 to -150 | Elevation: 0 to 60
Number of simultaneously engaged targets
Firing mode
Single | Salvo
Number of launch modules
Version 1: 2 | Version 2: 4
Number of SAM per launch module
SAM Type
Igla (9M39) | Igla-S (9M342)
Reaction time
< 8 seconds
Manual loading time for 1 module by 1 man
< 3 minutes
Turret mount weight (with 2 launch modules)
< 650 Kg

Data @navyrecognition.com

2 × Kashtan CIWS


Kashtan missile-gun system, it includes two 3R87-E combat modules and 3R-86-1E target detection command module (64 ADMs and 6,000 30mm shells). Data @severnoe.com

AA guns Two AO-18KD guns
Artillery rounds 1.000 pcs
Control system radar, optronic
AA guns 500-4.000 m
AA guns 0-3.000 m
AA guns: caliber 30 mm
total rate of fire 10.000 rds/min

AO-18KD gun

Image @warfare.beaebd37139a0b754cabb6359e751150e7

To protect ships and stationary coastal facilities against various air threats including antiship cruise missiles (ASCM) flying at extremely low altitude as well as to destroy small-size sea and coastal targets.

effective defeat of various air targets (ASCM, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters)
small-size sea and coastal targets engagement
high fire efficiency
combat operations in adverse weather
automatic operating mode

command module
1 to 4(depending on the ship displacement) combat modules (CM)
surface-to-air missiles (SAM)
30mm rounds
SAM storage and reloading system proportional to the CMs quantity, complete SAM reserve
control and recording equipment
maintenance facilities
training aids

search radar (it’s possible to use the ship-borne surveillance radar)
target designation and assignment equipment
ship’s intercommunication unit

9M311-1E missiles

9M311-1E surface-to-air guided missiles (solid-propellant bicaliber two-stage missile with a jettisonable booster).

Armament: SAM 9M311-1E
Ammunition: SAM 48/32 missiles
Control system radar, optronic
Engagement envelope: 
Range: SAM
1.500-10.000 m
Altitude: SAM 2-6.000 m
Weights: missile in the canister 60 kg
missile w/o canister 42 kg
warhead 9 kg

Data @redstar.gr

9rg8eriAdmiral Grigorovich (745)

Artillery and ASW weapons

The main gun fitted on the forward bow deck is an A190E 100mm gun featuring 5P-10E fire control system which enables to track and engage multiple targets effectively. The A190 naval gun can fire high explosive (impact fuse) and AA (time fuse) ammunition at a rate of 80 rounds per minute for ranges more than 20km.

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Burevestnik manufactures two variants of 100-mm А190 Lightweight Multipurpose Naval gun:А190E and А190-01.

100-mm А190 Lightweight Multipurpose Naval Gun is a single-barrel turreted automatic gun that may be installed on ships with the displacement of 500 t and more. Upon the operator’s command the fire control module automatically turns the artillery system to standby or combat-ready position, ensures ammunition selection and feeding, gun laying and firing. As a result, the artillery system has minimum response time and high rate of fire.

Main technical data

Rate of fire, rpm up to 80
Maximum firing range, km over 20
Elevation, degree -15 to +85
Training, degree ±170
Projectile weight, kg 15,6
Number of ready-to-fire rounds 80
Weight, t 15

А190 Naval Gun can fire HE (impact fuze) and AA (time fuze) case ammunitions.
The main advantages of А190 system:
– automatic firing mode with main and back-up control means and the capability to operate in EW battlefield environment;
– minimal dead zones when engaging various target types;
– fast reaction (2…5 sec) to counter air threats. Quick shift of fire when engaging multiple targets.

The upgraded version designated as А190-01 provides significant increase in combat effectiveness. High survivability, reliability and combat effectiveness make it possible to operate the gun in various environments day and night all year around. Data @burevestnik.com

5P-10E Radar Control System

Puma 5P-10E

5P-10E General-Purpose Radar Control System (5P-10E RCS) is designated for optimal fire control of 25–305-mm naval artillery systems. The radar control system can perform the following tasks:

  • „automatic reception of target designation data from shipborne means, acquisition and tracking of up to 4 targets;
  • automatic missed firing measurement and firing correction, also using antenna post electronic and optical means;
  • аutomated RCS efficiency control with faults indication and generation of recommendations on fault repair;
  • naval artillery system combat crew training using simulated targets under simulated interference conditions with a possibility to engage targets with practice missiles;
  • аutonomous air, sea and coastal target detection (in standby mode) in 360° surveillance and sector scanning modes;

intercept of the missile taking off from the tracked target.

Main specifications

Tracking mode operation range:
by distance up to 60 km
by elevation up to 85 deg.
by azimuth ±200 degrees
360° surveillance mode operation range:
by distance not less than 30 km
by elevation up to 35 deg.
by azimuth 360 deg.
Response time:
from the beginning of automatic tracking till fire readiness not more than 3 s
when transferring fire to a 6°x3° sector not more than 1 s
Combat crew 2 persons
total not more than 3700 kg
including antenna post not more than 2100 kg

Special features

  •         Optimal solution for all types of artillery fire control systems modernization and cutting edge equipping of all classes of ships under construction.
  •         Simultaneous gunfire control of several naval guns against one or two air, sea or coastal targets in automated mode.
  •         Automatic adaptation to interference protection and high-noise immunity.

Puma 5P-10 @agat.ru

The ASW capability is provided by two DTA-53-11356 twin torpedo tubes, and a RBU-6000 depth charge rocket launcher firing 90R ASW rockets and RGB-60 depth rocket bombs.

RBU-6000 (RPK-8) depth charge rocket launcher

6c2b91432c88d713d3438c06544c7670RBU-6000 depth charge rocket launcher

The RPK-8 is ship-based anti-submarine rocket system designed to protected surface ships from hostile submarines, torpedoes and combat swimmers. The RPK-8 weapon system comprises the RBU-6000 12-tube rocket launcher, 212mm 90R anti-submarine rocket, fire control system, ammo loading system and ground support equipment. The target designation is provided through the ship’s sonar system. The 90R rocket carries a projectile fitted with a high-explosive shaped charge that separates from its carrier when entering into the water. The projectile’s effective homing head search radius is 130 meters. The RPK-8 weapon system is effective against underwater threats at ranges from 600 meters to 4,300 meters. Data @deagel.com


RPK-8 RBU-6000 ASW Image @warfare.be

RGB-60 projectile

  • Weight: 110 kg
  • Warhead: 25 kg
  • Diameter: 0.212 m
  • Length: 1.83 m
  • Range: 350 m to 5800 m
  • Depth: 10 to 500 m
  • Sink rate: 11.5 m/s

90R projectile

  • Weight 112.5 kg
  • Warhead: 19.5 kg
  • Diameter: 0.212 m
  • Length: 1.83 m
  • Range: 600 m to 4,300 m
  • Effective radius: 130 m
  • Depth range:
    • Submarines: 0 to 1,000 m
    • Torpedoes and divers: 4–10 m

Data @wikiwand.com

Two 533mm DTA-53-11356 twin torpedo tubes (4 SET-65E/53-65KE torpedoes)

showimageImage of 533mm DTA-53-11356 twin torpedo tubes on INS Tabar F44 @fijilive.com

65E/53-65KE torpedoes

The 53-65 torpedo family are Russian made, wake-homing torpedoes designed to destroy surface ships. The 53-65 became operational in 1965, while the 53-65K and 53-65M both became operational in 1969. The 53-65KE is an exported version. China received an unknown number of 53-65KE torpedoes from Russia after purchasing 4 Kilo class submarines in the 1990s.

The Type 53 torpedo is carried by almost all Russian submarines, including the Kilo class and the Akula-class submarine.

The Type 53-65 torpedo is considered especially threatening by the United States Navy because they do not respond to usual torpedo countermeasures. Normal countermeasures are decoys that use noise to divert homing torpedoes, but the Type 53-65 uses sensors that detect the churn made by ships moving, then follows the chopped water in an S-pattern between the wakes until impact from up to 11.8 mi (19.0 km; 10.3 nmi) away. Wake homing torpedoes have caused the U.S. Navy to develop the Surface Ship Torpedo Defense (SSTD) system that employs a maneuvering Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo (CAT) that seeks and intercepts an incoming torpedo.

Image @militaryrussia.ru

Layout scheme torpedoes 53-65A and 53-65MA. The numbers in the diagram: 1 – homing system 2 – warhead, 3 – fuse, 4 – an electronic device proximity fuze, 5 – control devices, 6 – tank for fuel, 7 – tank oxidant 8 – energy-power compartment 9 – coil proximity fuze, 10 – air reservoir ( http://www.kremalera.narod.ru ). @militaryrussia.ru

53-65 specifications

  • Primary function: ASUW torpedo
  • Power plant:
    • 53-65 and 53-65M: Kerosene-hydrogen peroxide turbine
    • 53-65K: Kerosene-oxygen turbine
  • Length: 7.2 m (24 ft)
  • Weight: 2,070–2,300 kg (4,560–5,070 lb)
  • Diameter: 533 mm (21.0 in)
  • Range:
    • 53-65: 18,000 metres (20,000 yd)
    • 53-65K: 19,000 metres (21,000 yd)
    • 53-65M: 22,000 metres (24,000 yd)
  • Speed:
    • 53-65 and 53-65K: 45 kt (52 mi/h, 83 km/h)
    • 53-65M: 44 kt (51 mi/h, 81 km/h)
  • Guidance system: WAKE homing
  • Warhead: 307.6 kilograms (678 lb) high explosive
  • Operational since:
    • 53-65: 1965
    • 53-65K and 53-65M: 1969

Data @wikiwand.com

Admiral Grigorovich (745)

Sensors and countermeasures

The Admiral Grigorovich Class is equipped with hull mounted sonar, SNN-137 towed active array sonar, Fregat-M2EM air/surface search radar, and MR-212/201-1 and Nucleus-2-6000A navigation radars.

Electronic equipment

•Fregat-M2EM air/surface surveillance radar 

•3Ts-25E target acquisition radar 

•MR-212/201-1 short-range navigation radar Sonars

•MGK-335EM-03 sonar system

•sonar with Vinyetka-EM towed array 

The above assets can be substituted with MGK-335EM-02 system 

Navigation equipment

•Ladoga-ME-11356 inertial navigation and stabilisation system

•induction log

•dead-reckoning and plotting system

•two magnetic compasses•navigation echosounder

Data @Rosoboronexport

Fregat-M2EM air/surface search radar

The Fregat, Top Plate and Top Steer NATO codename, is a family of 3D, 360-degree/full-coverage ship-based radar systems developed for the Soviet Union Navy and designed to provide surveillance and detection of surface and airborne targets and to deliver target designation data to weapon systems. The Fregat radar system can operate effectively in intense jamming and countermeasures environments. Moreover, the radar system also provides identification friend or foe (IFF). The Fregat radar system has been provided to aircraft carrier, amphibious assault, frigates, cruisers, destroyers and special purpose class ships commissioned by the Russian Navy such as Kuznetsov, Neustrashimy, Krivak III, Kirov, Slava, Udaloy and Sovremenny.

The Fregat family of radar systems features automatic target tracking and built-in self-diagnosis system. The radar system is made of line replaceable units that can be removed with ease in the event of a malfunction. The radars developed under Fregat family are tailored for a variety of ships depending on their displacement and purpose. The main differences among them are: air surveillance range, number of channels and frequency bands, and weight. Typically, Fregat radars operate in the E-band excepting the lightest Fregat MAE-4k which operates in the H-band. All variants can detect a surface ship at the line-of-sight while the maximum detection range for an airborne target with the radar cross section of a non-stealth fighter aircraft varies from 58 to 230 kilometers.

The Fregat M2EM radar system is intended for medium and large displacement ships. It is an E-band two-channel radar with a maximum instrumented range of 300 kilometers and a maximum vertical detection range of 30 km. Fregat M2EM can detect a fighter aircraft at a maximum range of 230 km and/or a missile at a maximum range of 50 km. The radar’s equipment and the antenna station weigh approximately 11.75-t (9.25-t and 2.5-t respectively).

Number of Components: 20
Number of Radar Channels: 2
Max Elevation: 45 �
Max Detection Range: 230 kilometer (124 nautical mile)
Max Detection Range in Altitude: 30 kilometer (98,425 foot)
Max Instrumented Range: 300 kilometer
Measurement Accuracy: 120 meter
Min Detection Range: 2 kilometer

Small Air Target Detection Range: 50 kilometer
Power Consumption: 90 kW
Max Antenna Rotation Speed: 12 roundperminute
Max Scan Rate: 2.50 second
SetUp Time: 5 minute
Weight: 11.8 ton

Data @deagel.com

Monument-E (3Ts-25E)

Image @paralay.com


3Ts-25E target designation radar is designed to provide ECM-resistant secure information on long-range surface (and partly air) tactical situation using active and passive assets. The radar accomplishes the following tasks:

  • acquisition and automatic tracking of sur-face targets, determination of their coordi-nates and movement parameters;
  • air/surface target detection, classificationand location based on their electronicequipment emissions;
  • target identification by means of coupledIFF interrogators;
  • generation and transfer of target designa-tion data to ship’s automated missile/torpe-do weapons control system, and surface sit-uation data to combat information manage-ment system;
  • interaction with external data sources (e.g.task force ships, air reconnaissance/designa-tion systems, etc.) via ship’s standard andspecial communication systems integratedwith the radar as specified bythe ship designer;
  • operation in the navigation mode to ensuresafety of navigation.


The radar makes coordinated use of active and passive channels to acquire and designate targets. It boasts increased operational range thanks to employment of high-energy active channel, advanced methods of signal genera-tion and complex modulated signal process-ing, coupled with passive channel data, and requirements of covert operation, in severe ECM and sea clutter conditions.

The active channel uses a multiprocessor system to generate probing signals and radar data. It is integrated with a multi-computer secondary data processing, control and display network.

The passive channel performs hard-ware/software-based analysis and classification of incoming radar signals by comparing their parameters with those available in the data-base (up to 1,000 entries).

Data @Rosoboronexport

MR-212/201-1 short-range navigation radar

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MR-212/201-1 version of Vaygach-U-Nayada-M baseline navigation radar is intend-ed to perform short-range surface surveillance, to augment safety of navigation in poor visibil-ity conditions, and to support implementationof specific tasks in cooperation with other sys-tems.The radar is capable of accomplishingthe following missions:•presentation of surface and low-flying air threats on tactical situation displays;•own ship location in reference to coastlineand surface prominent points, as wellas based on signals of satellite navigation sys-tem;•determination of target location and move-ment parameters;•data feed to electronic chart display system.


•pulse magnetron transmitter 
•display system

Basic specifications

Range resolution, m 30
Bearing resolution, deg 1.3
Max bearing error, deg 0.5
Max range error, m20 or 0.8% of scale
Antenna directional pattern width, deg:
in horizontal plane 1.1±0.1
in vertical plane20±2.0
Transmitter peak power, kW12 or 20
Operational frequency, MHz9,4009,460
Receiver sensitivity, dB/W:
on scales of up to 1.5 n.miles 127
on other scales 131
Radar display diameter, mm 270
Overall equipment weight, kg max 1,100
Onboard power consumption, kW max 4.5
Data @Rosoboronexport

MGK-335EM-03 sonar system


MGK-335EM-03 sonar system is designed to detect submarines in the short-range hydroa-coustic surveillance zone, to generate targeting data for ASW weapons, and to provide underwater acoustic communications with submerged submarines.


The system has a distinguishing capability of intercepting signals emitted by active sonars,defining their bearings and parameters, as wellas classifying the targets detected.Its missions include:
•submarine detection in the active mode;
•automatic target tracking;
•provision of initial data for weapons targeting;
•target acquisition by noise emissions in thelistening mode, and torpedo attack warning;
•high- and low-frequency sonar communications, coded communications, and target identification with range-finding;
•detection of active sonar signals;
•automatic classification of the detected tar-gets;
•monitoring of acoustic interference with thesonar’s operation;
•target range prediction and display;
•automatic testing of the system’s operationalstatus.
Data @Rosoboronexport

 Ladoga-ME-11356 inertial navigation and stabilisation system

Inertial navigation and stabilization system for submarines and surface ships Ladoga-ME.

The system provides shipborne systems of submarines and surface ships with navigation and stabilization parameters. It operates in autonomous and GPS/GLONASS-aided modes.
Any types of users can be connected.
Data output to users is performed in digital (MIL-STD-1553B) and analog form.

Data @elektropribor.spb.ru

Admiral Grigorovich (745)

Countermeasures are provided by ASOR-11356 Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) system and PK-10 close-range decoy dispensing system. The PK-10 system, which includes KT-216-E decoy dispenser, A3-SR-50 radar decoy round and A3-SO-50/A3-SOM-50 electro-optical decoy round, protects the vessels from incoming radar or electro-optical guided weapons.

PK-10 Shipborne Decoy Dispensing System

Launcher – 10 trunks, two types of static installation on the deck – up trunks and at an acute angle to the horizon.
Caliber – 120 mm
shell length – 1,220 mm
Installation length – 655 mm (without shells)
installation width – 962 mm (without shells)
Installation height – 540 mm (without shells)
shell weight – 25 kg
Unit weight without rotating mechanism – 205 kg
Weight of a rotary mechanism – 336 kg
Ammunition – projectiles have the same weight and size characteristics and differ only in equipment warhead.
Application :
– MRK pr.1234
– MRK pr.1239 “Bora” (4 installed on the ship aft)
– Small artillery ships pr.21630 “Brawler”
– Dr.tipy ships

TK-25E-5 integrated electronic warfare suite

Main Jamming systems is the  TK-25E-5 Jammer. That can Jam any kinda Radar Emitting Objects, Basically Airborne and Shipborne Target Acquisition Radars, These Radars are used in all kind of Ships to Search and Track Enemy ships and Ready to Launch and Guide any Kind of Missiles, The Airborne Target Acquisition Radars means Anti Submarine Aircrafts Like P 3 , P 8 and Russian Tu 142, IL 38, These Radars also Track Ships, But here the TK-25E-5 Jammer do it’s Jobs by feeding Fake Targets and Information’s disrupting their Command and Control Center, further more the Jammer can Disable the Enemy Radars too, mostly they can able to jam Airborne Radars and Make it useless in Combat

Data @sajeevpearlj.blogspot.com


The combined gas and gas (COGAG) propulsion system integrating two cruise turbines and two boost turbines powers the Admiral Grigorovich Class. The main propulsion plant generates a maximum power output of 56,000hp.

The frigate is powered by a two-shaft gas-turbine plant developing max power of 28,000 hp on each shaft at ambient temperature of +15°C. The power plant is managed by Burya-11356 control system.Electric power is provided by four 800kW  WCM800/5-type diesel generators supplying three-phase AC/380V/50Hz under control of Angara-11356 system.

ДС71 – DS71

Gas turbine engine UGT 6000R (ДС71 – DS71) @zmturbines.com

Three-shaft gas turbine

Compressors: axial 8-stage LPC, 9-stage HPC

Combustion chamber is a  can-annular 10-liner counterflow chamber

Compressor turbines are axial single stage LPT and HPT

Power turbine is an axial 2-, 3-, 4- or 6-stage engine   (depending on modification)

The turbine start up is fulfilled by means of the rotor spinning with one AC electric starter of 30kW continious power.

ДТ59 – DT59

Gas turbine engine UGT 16000 (ДТ59 – DT59) @zmturbines.com

Three-shaft gas turbine

Compressors: axial 7-stage LPC, 9-stage HPC

Combustion chamber is a  can-annular 10-liner straight-flow chamber

Compressor turbines are axial 2-stage engines

Power turbine is an axial 2-, 3-stage engine

The turbine start up is fulfilled by means of the rotor spinning with three AC electric starters of 30kW continuous power

Data @zmturbines.com

The frigates are also fitted with four WCM 800/5 diesel-alternators producing 3,200kW electricity for shipboard systems. The propulsion system ensures a maximum speed of 30kt and cruising range of 5,000nmi. The vessel can continuously operate for 30 days.

Main material source: naval-technology.com

Kamov Ka-27 Helix

Image @planespotters.net
Kamov Ka-27PL ‘Helix-A’
Entered service 1982
Crew 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Length 11.27 m
Main rotor diameter 15.9 m
Height 5.45 m
Weight (empty) 6.1 t
Weight (maximum take off) 12.6 t
Engines and performance
Engines 2 x Klimov TV3-117V turboshaft engines
Engine power 2 x 2 190 hp
Maximum speed 250 km/h
Cruising speed 230 km/h
Service ceiling 5 km
Range 800 km
Maximum payload 5 t
Typical load ?
Torpedoes 4 x APR-2E homing torpedoes
Bombs 4 x groups of S3V guided anti-submarine bombs in place of torpedoes
Image @combataircraft.com

Data @military-today.com

Name: Admiral Grigorovich class
Builders: Yantar Shipyard
Operators:  Russian Navy
Preceded by: Burevestnik class
Building: 4
Planned: 6
Completed: 2
Active: 1
General characteristics
Class and type: Project 11356P/M 
Type: Frigate
  • Standard: 3,620 tons
  • Full: 4,035 tons
Length: 124.8 m (409 ft)
Beam: 15.2 m (50 ft)
Draught: 4.2 m (14 ft)
  • 2 shaft COGAG;
  • 2 DS-71 cruise gas turbines 8,450 shp (6,300 kW);
  • 2 DT-59 boost gas turbines 22,000 shp (16,000 kW) ;
  • Total: 60,900 shp (45,400 kW)
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 4,850 nmi (8,980 km; 5,580 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Endurance: 30 days
Complement: 200
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Air search radar: Fregat M2EM
  • Surface search radar: 3Ts-25E Garpun-B, MR-212/201-1, Nucleus-2 6000A
  • Fire control radar: JSC 5P-10E Puma FCS, 3R14N-11356 FCS, MR-90 Orekh SAM FCS
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • EW Suite: TK-25E-5;
  • Countermeasures:
  • 4 × KT-216
Aircraft carried: 1 Ka-27PL or Ka-31 helicopter


8 + 6 units


Project 11356

Yard №
Laid Down
Baltic Shipyard, Sankt-Peterburg – 3 units
Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad – 5+4 units
Admiral Grigorovich
Admiral Essen
Admiral Makarov
plan 2016
under construction
Admiral Butakov
under construction
Admiral Istomin
under construction
Admiral Kornilov
plan 05.2015
under construction


Baltic Fleet: Dozornyy, Udarnyy, SKR-23, №01354-01356
Black Sea Fleet: Admiral Grigorovich, Admiral Essen

Hull Numbers

Dozornyy: 701(2001), 704(10.2001)
Udarnyy: 711(2002)
SKR-23: 717(2004)
№01354: 701(2011)
№01355: 703(2012)
№01356: 700(2013)
Admiral Grigorovich: 745(2015)
Admiral Essen: 751(08.2015)

Data @russianships.info

11356 grigorovich

2 thoughts on “Project 11356 Admiral Grigorovich Class Frigates, Russia

  1. HG

    Hi I wanted a comparison between Russian M90FP turbines vs Ukrainian M7N.1E turbines (two DS-71 cruise turbines and two DT-59 boost turbines ) . What would be the comparison in terms of HP (output), and what would be the end difference in the speed’s of the two frigates, in knots ( both Maximum and Boost assisted speed) if they were to be powered by each of them?. Thanks, HG



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