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.
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
The 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.
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.
Guided Missile Frigate "Admiral Essen" laid down 08
July 2011 at the Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad, 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
mm DTA-53-11356 torpedo tubes
1x12 RBU-6000 RPK-8E launcher
2x10 55 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)