KUBINKA (Moscow region), August 22 (Sputnik) – The lead ship of Project 22800 (codenamed Karakurt) will be handed to the Russian Navy in 2018, Renat Mistakhov, director general of the Zelenodolsk Gorky Plant shipbuilder, told Sputnik on Tuesday at the Army-2017 forum.
“The Project 22800 lead ship will be handed over to the customer, that is, the Defense Ministry, in 2018. Now, five ships of this type are in various degrees of construction,”
In late July, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said the ship, dubbed “Uragan” (Hurricane), could be handed over to the Russian Navy already this year. The ship, armed, among other weapons, with Kalibr missiles, was laid in December 2015.