First Karakurt-class corvette delivered to Russian Navy

The guided missile corvette Mytishchi, lead ship of Project 22800 or the Karakurt-class, was delivered to the Russian Navy on Monday, December 17.

Built by Pella Shipyard in St Petersburg, the vessel will operate as part of Russia’s Baltic Fleet headquartered in Baltiysk.

Mytishchi has a length of 67 metres, a width of 11 metres, a displacement of around 800 tonnes, and a speed in excess of 30 knots. Armament includes Oniks and Kalibr anti-ship missiles, naval guns, a Pantsir-M close-in weapon system (CIWS), and 14.5-millimetre machine guns.

The Russian Navy is slated to receive 17 additional Karakurt-class corvettes through to 2022.

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