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According to information released by Tass on August 30, 2021, the Russian Navy (VMF) is expected to receive the first Project 22800 (Karakurt-class) corvette built by the Ak Bars shipyard before the end of the year, said the director of Ak Bars Shipbuilding Corporation. General Renat Mistakhov said.
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Project 22800 Corvette Karakurt Mytishchi ex-Uragan (Photo source: Capt_Navy)

According to open sources, the director mentioned the surface fighters ‘Tsiklon’ and ‘Askold’. Project 22800 corvettes are being built at several Russian shipyards.

Project 22800 derives from Project 12300 Skorpion, a 1990s Almaz design project for a 500 ton displacement missile boat, and was also heavily influenced by Project 21631, the Buyan-M corvettes.

Ships of the class have a stealth-like superstructure with an integrated mast carrying four phase-controlled radar panels. The main armament consists of Kalibr cruise missiles or P-800 Oniks supersonic anti-ship missiles carried in eight UKSK VLS cells in the aft part of the superstructure, behind the deck.

Corvettes built for the Russian Navy will be equipped with a 76.2mm AK-176MA dual-purpose automatic cannon, a modernized version of the AK-176.

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