The Project 11356 Admiral Grigorovich Class
frigates are under construction at Yantar Shipyard, based in Kaliningrad, for
the Russian Navy. The vessels utilise the same design developed for the Indian
Navys Talwar Class frigates.
The Admiral Grigorovich Class frigates
can be deployed in anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-air warfare
missions, and are capable of conducting missions as a single vessel, as well as
a part of task force. The Admiral Grigorovich Class incorporates a stealthy hull
design developed by the Severnoye Design Bureau. The hull and superstructures
were designed to have low radar, acoustic and infrared signatures. The frigate
features a flight deck at aft to carry a Ka-27 or a Ka-31 helicopter.
Kalibr missile system, fitted aboard the frigate, serves as the anti-ship and
anti-surface missiles. The missiles are launched by an eight-cell 3S-14E under-deck
launcher complemented by a 3R-14N-11356 fire control system and 3C-25E acquisition
radar. Anti-aircraft defence is provided by Shtil-1 medium range air defence missile
system, Igla man-portable surface-to-air missile system, and AK-630M air defence
gun system. The ASW capability is provided by two twin torpedo tubes, and a RBU-6000
depth charge rocket launcher.
The combined gas and gas (COGAG) propulsion
system, integrating two cruise turbines and two boost turbines, powers the Admiral
Grigorovich Class. The main propulsion plant generates a maximum power output
of 56 000hp. The propulsion system ensures a maximum speed of 30 knots and cruising
range of 5000 nmi. The vessel can continuously operate for 30 days.
Missile Frigate Admiral Essen laid down 08 July 2011 at the Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad
(yard No.01358), launched 07 November 2014, commissioned 31 May 2016 and was assigned
to the Black Sea Fleet.
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
nmi (14 knots)|
hp M7N1 (2x6000 hp gas turbines, 2x17000 hp forsage gas turbines), 2 fixed pitch
propellers, 4x800 kW diesel-generators
1x8 VLS Kalibr-NK guided missile complex (8 missiles)
2x12 Shtil-1 SAM
system VLS (24 missiles))
1x1 100 mm – A-190-01
2x6 30 mm AK-630M
2x1 12,7 mm 6P58 Kord heavy machine guns
8x1 SAM Igla-1Elaunchers
533 mm DTA-53-11356 torpedo tubes
1x12 RBU-6000 RPK-8E launcher
mm DP-65 grenade launcher
1 Ka-27 or Ka-31 helicopter
1 Orlan-10 unmanned
MR-710 Fregat-M1356), 3Ts-25EK air/surface search radar, MR-212/201-1 Vaygach-U
navigation radar, Bridge-Masternavigation radar, Nucleus-2-6000A, TK-25» complex,
MGK-335EM-03 Platina sonar, MG-757.1 Anapa-M anti-saboteur sonar, Trebovanie-M
combat information control system, Tsentavr satellite communication complex,
PK-10 Smely decoy RL (4 KT-216 launchers)