Pella launches Russian Navy’s Project 22800 missile corvette

Russian shipbuilder Pella has launched the Project 22800 second serial missile corvette Shkval. 

The launching ceremony took place at Pella’s new shipbuilding complex on May 5, 2018.

With a length of 67 meters and a width of 11 meters, the fast attack craft was designed to combat operations in the near sea zone, fulfilling both military and humanitarian tasks.

The 800-ton ship can reach a speed of up to 30 knots and has a cruising range of 2,500 nautical miles.

Project 22800 corvettes were designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. They are armed with Kalibr cruise missiles, a 76.2 mm AK-176MA naval gun, two 30 mm cannons and a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun.

The Project 22800 Karakurt-class corvettes are being built in order to renew the Russian Navy’s fleet. The project encompasses a total of eighteen corvettes ordered or planned to be ordered from several shipyards in Russia.

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