The planned construction of small rocket ships of the project 22800 on the Amur shipyard
According to the web resource Mil.Press FlotProm, the Amur Shipbuilding Plant (Komsomolsk-on-Amur) in the first half of June 2019 will lay two small rocket ships (MRK) of the project 22800 (code "Karakurt"). Two more IRAs will be laid before the end of the year. Mil.Press FlotProm was informed about this by two well-informed sources, industry and navy.
The second small rocket ship "Sovetsk" (factory number 252, the ship keeps on board the former name "Typhoon") of project 22800 (code "Karakurt"), built on the Leningrad Shipbuilding Plant Pella, is displayed on the Neva River to factory running tests which will be held on Lake Ladoga. 05/20/2019 (c) RussianArms / fleetphoto.ru
It is about the fulfillment of the contract for the construction of four ships for the Pacific Fleet, the source added. About the order became known on August 22, 2018 during the forum "Army-2018".
The first two RTOs were assigned serial numbers 201 and 202, another source said.
According to him, Karakurts, which will be built at the plant, will be named after Russian cities: Pavlovsk, Rzhev, Udomlya, and Ussuriysk. The contract term for the delivery of ships is 2026.
The industry source Mil.Press FlotProm noted the repeated postponement to the right of the deadlines for the Karakurts already under construction at the Pella shipyard in Leningrad and the Zelenodolsk shipyard. According to him, this is caused by problems with the supply of M507 diesel engines produced by the St. Petersburg plant Zvezda. In May 2018, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, then Deputy Minister of Defense, estimated the pace of construction of the interregional radio stations at 30 months per ship. He also noted the difficulties with cooperation. "Judging by the plans to close the contract in 5-6 years after laying, construction time has almost doubled," concluded the source.
Two more such IRAs will build the Eastern Shipyard by 2023. Initially, it was expected that the Amur Shipbuilding Plant will receive an order for all six "Karakurt" of the Far Eastern series. NEA also reduced the order for project 20380 corvettes from four to six.
The small rocket ship of the Karakurt type was designed by the Almaz Central Maritime Design Bureau.