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Armed with missiles “Caliber” small missile ships of the project 22800 “Karakurt” can be placed in Vietnam, China, India and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, reports TASS with reference to Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov.
“These ships was very successful: a large tonnage, good weapons, and most importantly — it’s “Caliber”. The Corvette reasonable price, it is small, compact, high-speed. I believe that for a number of countries, especially in Asia and the Pacific — Vietnam, China, India and other countries — it has good export potential,” — said the official.
According to him, currently, “Karakurt” equipped with units of the Russian Navy, in particular, the Baltic, Northern and black sea fleets and the Caspian flotilla. “We began the construction of the first three of these ships on the Eastern shipyards. I think that with the release of new models, interest will increase,” — said Deputy Prime Minister.
Small missile ships of the project 22800 “Karakurt” is a series of Russian multi-role rocket-artillery ships near sea area developed by the Central marine design Bureau “Almaz”. The Russian Navy needs to get 18 small missile ships of project 22800, the first two will be handed over in 2018. The ships are equipped with complex high-precision missiles and modern artillery systems, and power plants manufactured in Russia.
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