Karakurt-class corvette (Project 22800)

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.

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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.

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The second ship project 22800 “Typhoon” launched in St. Petersburg: Here

Small missile ship “Typhoon” project 22800 “Karakurt” ©  Anna Yudina / TASS

First Project 22800 Karakurt-class Corvette Uragan in Outfitting Stage at Pella Shipyard: Here


Recent photos have surfaced showing Russia’s first Project 22800 corvette Uragan pier-side at Pella Shipyards being outfitted. Russia’s first serial-produced Project 22800 corvette (and second in the series) Taifun will be launched in November 2017, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.

Launch ceremony for Project 22800 “Hurricane” – Video

Russian Navy may receive new Project 22800 ‘Uragan’ corvette armed with Kalibr missiles before 2018: Here


The first two Project 22800 corvettes, dubbed the Uragan and the Taifun, were laid down on December 24. The warships will have a displacement of 800 metric tons and a maximum speed of over 30 knots.

Zelenodolsk Plant received a contract for five small missile ships of Project 22800: Here


As reported in the article of Timur Latypov “They say Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov strongly loves the Gorky plant …” , published in the Tatarstan web portal “BUSINESS Online” , JSC Zelenodolsky Plant named after AM Gorky signed a contract with the Ministry of Defense Russia to build for the Navy five small missile ships project 22800 (code “Karakurt”). 

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

Image: mil.ru


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



Project 22800

Yard №
Laid Down
Pella Shipyard, Otradnoe – 0+4 units
plan 2017
under construction
plan 2018
under construction
under construction
under construction
Zelenodolsk Shipyard named after A.M.Gorky – 0+2 unitы
under construction
under construction
«Morye», Feodosia – 0+2 units
plan 2018
under construction

Source russianships.info

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 

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-ME includes:

  • Mineral-ME1 Active Radar;
  • Mineral-ME2 Passive Radar;
  • Mineral-ME3 mutual data exchange, navigation and joint combat operation control station.
Main specifications
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
Special features
·         Automated reception and processing of surface surveillance data collected from external sources (ships, helicopters, observation posts).

Data Rosoboronexport

MR-123 radar system (LASKA)



•Self-sustained acquisition and identification of radar-contrast targets in circular and sector scanning modes;
•Track-while-scan of up to four air/surface/coastal tar-gets in one-layer circular or sector survelliance mode;
•Fire control of one or two artillery gun mounts of various calibres against one aerial or two surface targets(among the tracked ones);
•Reception of designation data from ship’s surveillance radars and mono-pulse tracking of one target with firing data generation;
acquisition and lock on the attacking missile launched from the tracked target with solution of the engagement priority problem.


Laska fire control radar is designed to monitor surface/air situation and to control fire of 30mm-76mm close-range shipborne artillery systems against air/missile and small-size surface targets.
•surveillance and precision tracking radar 
•integrated laser/TV channels
•fire control system comprising display and control panel
•interfaces with artillery mounts and ship systems
Data Rosoboronexport

5P-520 Electro-Optical System

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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.

Main specifications

SP-520M-2 EOCS(standard configuration, configuration 4)
EORU type UV-450
Configuration of EORU channels:
optical (visual) field of view:
wide (WFV) 19 deg.
narrow (NFV) 4.45 deg.
zoom (WFV) 3x
zoom (NFV) 12x
TV-day field of view:
WFV 5×4 deg.
NFV 1°27’×1°05’ deg.
field of view 6.0×4.5 deg.
laser rangefinder available
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):
total 200–220 kg
electronic and optical unit 180–200 kg

Source concern-agat.ru

PK-10/PU KT-216 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
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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
2×6 30 mm AK-630M (1×1 Pantsir-M)

Source russianships.info


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
1×1 Pantsir-M



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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
Diameter 0.533 m
Warhead about 500 kg or nuclear

Source wikiwand.com


SS-N-26 (3M55/P-800 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. Source fas.org

Note: Other sources state that the Russian domestic version has a range of 600Km

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
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1×1 76 mm AK-176MA

Military Intelligence Service

76 mm shipboard automatic artillery gun mount AK-176M1:

  • 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.

Main characteristics

Firing rate, rounds/min


Maximum range of fire, km.


Laying angles, degrees:

from -15 to +85

Number of rounds ready for automatic firing, pcs.


Gun mount weight, t


Source burevestnik.com

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1×1 Pantsir-M


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

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.




Caliber, mm


Rate of fire, rpm


Muzzle velocity, m/s


Weight of automatic gun, kg


Recoil force, kN


Length, mm


Ammunition allowance, cartridges


Type of cartridges

fragmentation high-explosive


fragmentation high-explosive

incendiary tracer

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

Transpiration type

Operating conditions, 0С


Source tulamash.ru

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.

57e6e_020914_2Image vpk.name
57E6 57E6E
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, kg:
in container 85
launch 71
Weight with TPK 94 kg
Weight without TPK 75.7 kg
Warhead weight 20 20 kg
Weight explosive, kg 5.5 5.5 kg
Range 1-18 km
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

IMDS 2017: Presentation of the new naval defense system Pancyr direct-ME – Video



M-507 diesels


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
Width 1820
Height 2490
Weight, kg 17100
Time between overhaul, hr 3500 (unit)6000 ч (gearbox)

Technical data shipyard.lv

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Class overview

Name: Project 22800, codename Karakurt
Builders: ·Pella shipyard

·More shipyard

·Zelenodolsk shipyard

Operators:  Russian Navy
Preceded by: Buyan-M class corvette
Subclasses: Project 22800
In service: 2018-
Building: 4
Planned: 18
General characteristics
Type: Corvette
Displacement: 800 tons
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)
Endurance: 15 days
Armament: ·1 × 100 mm A-190

·1 × Pantsir-M

·VLS cells Kalibr-NK system

·P-800 Onyx medium-range anti-ship missiles

Source wikiwand.com

Updated Nov 27, 2017


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