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Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
Frigate "Admiral Essen"
 Guided Missile Frigate Admiral Essen
Project 11356 / Admiral Grigorovich Class

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 Navy’s 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.

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.

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.

Guided 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):
Full load:3860
Dimensions (m):
Speed (knots):30
Range:4850 nmi (14 knots)
Autonomy (days):30

1x46000 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))
1x1100 mm A-190-01
2x6 30 mm AK-630M
2x1 12,7 mm 6P58 Kord heavy machine guns
8x1 SAM Igla-1Elaunchers
2x2533 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 aerial vehicle


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)

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