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Concluded in October between Russia and India, the contract provides for the completion for the Indian Navy at the Yantar shipyard (Kaliningrad) two frigates of project 11356, originally intended for the Russian sailors, not the construction of new ships. This was reported to the blog bmpd, a source in the Russian shipbuilding industry.
Completion will affect the frigate “Admiral Butakov” (serial number 01360) and “Admiral Istomin” (01361). According to the source, the actual cost of the contract for the completion of the ships for India is 1.2 billion dollars.
The authors note that the prospect of a third unfinished “Amber” frigate (“Admiral Kornilov” number 01362) is unknown, however, most likely, the groundwork will be used in the framework of a prisoner in November, an additional contract for the construction of the second pair of frigates of project 11356 for the Indian state shipyard GSL (Goa Shipyard Limited) in Goa. The fourth frigate of project 11356 will be fully built in India.
In bmpd clarify that planned for completion on the “Amber” the frigates will receive a regular gas turbine main power plant М7Н production of the Nikolaev enterprise “Zorya-Mashproekt” (Ukraine). Purchase ($76 million) in Ukraine data major power plants in August was approved by the Commission on defence procurement of the government of India. Engines for the remaining two ships of India is planning to buy later.
According to the source TASS, the contract for a second pair of frigates “provides for the transfer of technology.”
In April the General Director of “Amber” Eduard Yefimov said that the first three ships of project 11356, the plant was transferred to the fleet, whereas “the three remaining ships fully formed shell, they are sealed and are on the water, however, the decision of the military departments, the construction is still suspended.”
In August of 2017 Vice-President of “United shipbuilding Corporation” on military shipbuilding Igor Ponomarev said that only a couple of second of three built for the Russian Navy frigates of project 11356 sell in India.
Six frigates of project 11356, the Russian defense Ministry ordered from the “Amber” on two contracts 2010-2011 for a total amount of 80 billion rubles. The project involves the use of gas turbine power units manufactured by Ukrainian enterprises “Zorya-Mashproekt”. The first three of the ship (“Admiral Grigorovich”, “Admiral Essen” and “Admiral Makarov”) got the engine in time. Powertrains for the other three (“Admiral Istomin”, “Admiral Butakov”, “Admiral Kornilov”) was made, but Ukraine had refused to transfer them to Russia after the events of 2014.
In January 2018, Deputy Minister of defense of Russia Yuri Borisov said that the Russian company “Saturn” has finished the state tests and started the production of gas turbine marine engines previously bought in Ukraine.
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