The Project 22800 corvettes, codenamed Karakurt (Russian: малые ракетные корабли проекта 22800, шифр «Каракурт») is a new missile corvette class under construction for the Russian Navy. The new class is intended to be a more seaworthy, blue water complement to the Buyan-M class corvettes, which had been designed for the littoral zone and are currently serving in Russia’s Caspian Flotilla and Black Sea Fleet.
The first two ships were laid down on 24 December 2015, and as of July 2016, four are under construction. In August 2016, it was reported that a total of seven ships have been ordered from the Pella shipyard (at least one of which will be built at More in Crimea), and that five further ships of the class have been ordered from the Zelenodolsk shipyard. The first ship is to join the navy in 2018. The Karakurts are to be armed with the Kalibr-NK long range cruise missile and the P-800 Onyx medium-range anti-ship missile and have an endurance of 15 days.
Russian Navy’s to launch first Karakurt-class missile corvette by summer: Here
Karakut-project (Project 22800) small-sized missile ship laying ceremony at Crimea plant: Here
Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov took part in ceremony of laying the Karakut-project small-sized missile ship at the More plant in Crimea in course of his working visit.
The ship was named as Okhotsk. Storm, another similar ship, is being built at the plant.
Displacement of the Karakut-project small-sized missile ship will be about 800 tons. The speed of the ships will reach more than 30 knots.
2 New Project 22800 Corvettes Uragan & Typhoon Laid Down by Pella Shipyard for Russian Navy
Two new Project 22800 guided missile corvettes were laid down for the Russian Navy by the Pella Shipyard in St. Petersburg on December 24th, TASS reported from the shipyard on Thursday. According to the shipyard’s spokesperson, the lead ship, the Uragan, is to be commissioned by the Russian Navy in December 2017 and the first production ship, the Typhoon, in 2018.
“It is a drastically new ship to the Defense Ministry. It is just called small, but it is armed well enough, in fact. The Navy is awaiting for it,” Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said, speaking at the laying-down ceremony.
Pella has been awarded an order for seven ships of the class, and a tender for building more of the same is being arranged for 2016, he added.
“The family is to be big. Much depends on how the early ships will perform,” Viktor Bursuk, deputy commander-in-chief, armament, Russian Navy, stressed in turn. Over a dozen ships of the class are due for construction. Source navyrecognition.com
|Name||Hull No.||Project||Builders||Laid down||Launched||Commissioned||Fleet|
|24 Dec 2015||2017||Black Sea Fleet|
|24 Dec 2015||2018||Black Sea Fleet|
|Storm||22800||PO More Shipbuilding Yard
|11 May 2016|
|29 July 2016|
Total 18 ships to be built
According to TASS Russia’s Project 22800 for the naval forces will get a total of 18 such ships. Source tass.com
Russia Offers Karakurt Corvettes Project 22800E equipped with 76-mm OTO Melara gun to India: Here
According to the information of the Internet portal flotprom.ru, Almaz Central marine design Bureau announced a new export offer – small missile ship (small Corvette) 22800Э project “Karakurt” with the Italian 76-mm gun OTO Melara, MTU diesel engines and electronic weapons Thales. The domestic version of the project 22800При buyers can opt for a modification with Russian engines, gun mounts and radar. The developer believes that the version with foreign components may largely be of interest to customers. In the first place are due to the Indian Navy, as the country, carrying out active re-equipment of the troops, seeks to maximize diversification in the field of armaments and military equipment.
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Advanced/Airborne Fixed-Array Radar
The Project 22800 Karakurt-class guided missile corvettes in construction for the Russian Navy will receive advance radar capable of acquiring aerial targets at arrange of about 100 km, Alexander Khomyakov, first deputy director general/chief designer, Central Design Bureau of Apparatus Engineering, has told journalists. Source wardefencenews.blogspot.com
Unknown model – Maybe error on the model as it is showing only front facing radar!
MINERAL-ME Shipborne Radar
MINERAL-ME Shipborne Radar is designed for:
- surface surveillance;
- early (over-the-horizon) detection and tracking of surface targets;
- computer-aided reception and processing of surface surveillance data from platforms with compatible systems;
- reception and processing of data from external sources (automated command control systems, observation posts);
- control over joint operations of platforms with compatible systems;
- generation and output of surface target designation data to weapon control systems of shipborne and coastal missile systems, shipborne artillery and torpedo systems;
- detection and tracking of surface targets;
- ecording and archiving of tracked target data, data on made decisions, and statuses of integrated systems;
- crew training when operating in simulated tactical situation.
- Mineral-ME1 Active Radar;
- Mineral-ME2 Passive Radar;
- Mineral-ME3 mutual data exchange, navigation and joint combat operation control station.
|Active radar detection range for surface destroyer-class targets (under best visibility conditions)||up to 250 km|
|Passive radar detection range for emitting radar systems (depends on radar system frequency range)||80–450 km|
|· Automated reception and processing of surface surveillance data collected from external sources (ships, helicopters, observation posts).|
MR-123 radar system (LASKA)
5P-520 Electro-Optical System
SP-520 Electro-Optical Naval Artillery Fire Control System (SP-520 CS) is designated for target search and tracking, both autonomous and based on target designation, naval artillery gun and MLRS salvo fire control.
|SP-520M-2 EOCS(standard configuration, configuration 4)|
|Configuration of EORU channels:|
|optical (visual) field of view:|
|wide (WFV)||19 deg.|
|narrow (NFV)||4.45 deg.|
|TV-day field of view:|
|field of view||6.0×4.5 deg.|
|emission wavelength||1,06 µm|
|impulse energy||32 mJ|
|measurement range||60–20 000 m|
|accuracy of measurement (root-mean-square error)||5 m|
|EORU line-of-sight stabilization||yes|
|EORU homing range:|
|by azimuth||±170 deg.|
|by elevation||–15 ÷ +85 deg.|
|Accuracy of measurement of angular coordinates (RMSE)||0.5 angular mil|
|Power supply||three-phase, 380 V 50 Hz or
three-phase, 220 V 50 Hz
|Power consumption||not more than 2 kW|
|Weight (depending on periscope line-of-sight hight):|
|electronic and optical unit||180–200 kg|
PK-10/PU KT-216 Shipborne Decoy Dispensing System
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|Propulsion:||2×10000 hp M-507 diesels|
|Armament:||1×8 UKSK 3K14 VLS («Kalibr-NK» missile complex (8 3M14 missiles))
1×1 76 mm AK-176MA
1×8 UKSK VLS («Kalibr-NK» missile complex (8 3M14 missiles)) Karakurts are to be armed with the Kalibr-NK long range cruise missile and the P-800 Onyx medium-range anti-ship missile
1×1 76 mm AK-176MA
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3M14 missile Land Attack Missile
- 3M14K An inertial guidance land attack variant deployed by the Russian Navy. The submarine-launched weapon has a basic length of 6.2 m (20 ft), with a 450 kg (990 lb) warhead. Its range is 1,500–2,500 km (930–1,550 mi). Its subsonic terminal speed is Mach 0.8.
- 3M14T is the Inertial guidance land attack variant which is deployed by the Russian Navy. A surface ship with VLS launched missile, with thrust vectoring booster, its basic length is 8.9 m (29 ft), its warhead weight and other performance are the same as the 3M14K. Russia fired 26 3M14T cruise missiles from four surface ships in the Caspian Sea against 11 targets in Syria on 7 October 2015.
|Weight||Varies on variant, from 1,300 kg-1780 kg- 2300 kg|
|Length||Varies on variant, from 6.2 m to 8.9 m|
|Warhead||about 500 kg or nuclear|
SS-N-26 (3M55/P-800 Oniks) Anti-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. Source fas.org
Note: Other sources state that the Russian domestic version has a range of 600Km
|Country of Origin||Russia|
|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
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1×1 76 mm AK-176MA
- designed for arming of surface ships, including missile and patrol boats;
- provides effective defeating of aerial, sea and shore-based targets;
- supplied with the automatic command and control system, provides automatic selection of ammunition.
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The Pantsir-M is based on the land based Pantsir-S1, but has a different artillery system- as can be seen on the above pictures, including two GSh-6-30K / AO-18KD 30mm six-barrel guns as found on the Kasthtan CIWS. Pantsir-M also comes with an additional radar system, separate from the one fitted ontop of the turret itself.
The land based Pantsir-S1, produced by Russia’s KBP is a gun-missile system combining a wheeled vehicle mounting a fire-control radar and electro-optical sensor, two 30-mm cannons and up to 12 57E6 radio-command guided short-range missiles, and is designed to take on a variety of targets flying at low altitudes. Link to Pantsir-S1 technical datasheet. Source navyrecognition.com
2 x GSh-6-30K / AO-18KD 30mm six-barrel guns
AO-18K (6K30GSh) 30-mm six-barrel antiaircraft automatic gun is intended for use as armament of KASHTAN CIWS. The automatic gun employs a circuit of multibarrel weapons with a cluster continuously revolving during firing. The automatic mechanisms operate due to the energy of powder gases evacuated from the barrels. Firing is controlled remotely.
Rate of fire, rpm
Muzzle velocity, m/s
Weight of automatic gun, kg
Recoil force, kN
Ammunition allowance, cartridges
Type of cartridges
Cartridge charge ignition method
Freed of automatic gun with cartridges
Weight of cartridge, kg
DC supply voltage, V
Compressed air pressure feed to pneumatic starter of automatic gun, kgf/cm2
Cooling of barrel cluster
Operating conditions, 0С
12 x 57E6 radio-command guided short-range missiles
Pantsir-S1 carries up to twelve 57E6 or 57E6-E two-stage solid fuel radio-command-guided surface-to-air missiles in sealed ready-to-launch containers. Missiles are arranged into two six-tube groups on the turret. The missile has a bicalibre body in tandem configuration. The first stage is a booster, providing rapid acceleration within the first 2 second of flight, after it is separated from the sustainer-stage. The sustainer is the highly agile part of the missile and contains the high explosive multiple continuous rod and fragmentation warhead, contact and proximity fuses as also radio transponder and laser responder to be localised for guidance. The missile is not fitted with seeker to keep target engagement costs low. Instead high-precision target and missile tracking is provided via the systems multiband sensor system and guidance data is submitted via radio link for up to four missiles in flight. Missiles can be fired in at up to four targets but also salvos of two missiles at one target. Missile is believed to have a hit probability of 70-95% and have a 15 year storage lifetime in its sealed containers. Pantsir-S1 combat vehicles can fire missiles on the move.
|Length of container, mm||3,200|
|Missile length||3160 mm|
|Diameter, 1st stage booster||170 mm||90 mm|
|diameter, 2nd stage sustainer||90 mm||76 mm|
|Weight with TPK||94 kg|
|Weight without TPK||75.7 kg|
|Warhead weight||20||20 kg|
|Weight explosive, kg||5.5||5.5 kg|
|height of action||5-15000 meters|
|maximum speed||1,300 m/s||1300 m / s (at the end of the work starting stage)|
|Average speed||900 m / s (at a distance of 12 km)|
|Average speed||780 at range of 18 km||780 m / s (at a distance of 18 km)|
|the maximum target speed||1000 m / s|
|Speed – ballistic braking||40 m / s at 1 kilometers (sustainer stage)|
|The duration of the starting area||with 2.4|
|Probability of hitting aerial targets||0.7-0.95|
|CU Type||fragmentation rod warhead may 14F6|
|Fuse warhead||contact and non-contact|
|Fuze type||contact +proximity, radar, adaptive|
|Fuze radius of action, m||9|
Technical specification globalsecurity.org
M507 – an engine consisting of two 56-cylinder diesel units (diesels), each of them works for its own shaft. The units are connected with each other by a main gearbox, which transmits rotation of crankshafts of the units to the power take-off flange.
Among the main advantages of the model are the integrated reverse reduction gearbox, compact design and low weight along with high output (7355 kW).
|Continuous (rated) power, kW (rpm)||7355 (2000)|
|Fuel consumption (g/kW*hr)||230|
|Rotation speed of crankshaft at astern running (rpm)||628|
|Overall dimensions, mm||Length||7000|
|Time between overhaul, hr||3500 (unit)6000 ч (gearbox)|
Technical data shipyard.lv
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|Name:||Project 22800, codename Karakurt|
|Preceded by:||Buyan-M class corvette|
|Length:||65 m (213 ft)|
|Beam:||10 m (33 ft)|
|Draught:||4 m (13 ft)|
|Draft:||2 m (7 ft)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)|
|Range:||2,500 nmi (4,600 km; 2,900 mi)|
|Armament:||·1 × 100 mm A-190
·1 × Pantsir-M
·P-800 Onyx medium-range anti-ship missiles
Updated Jun 07, 2017