Russia and India are likely to sign a contract for construction of four Project 11356 or Grigorovich-class, also designated Upgraded Krivak III frigates in June, TASS reports Tuesday quoting a source in diplomatic and military circles as saying.
"In June, a package contract is expected to be signed with India on the construction of four Project 11356 ships," the source said, adding that the document stipulated building frigates "under a two plus two formula" under which, the first two warships will be built at Russia’s Yantar Shipyard on the Baltic coast and the other two at the Goa Shipyard in India.
The hulls of Project 11356 frigates available at the Yantar Shipyard would not be used for implementing the contract and "the warships will be completely new", the source noted.
The source did not specify the expected timeframe of the contract’s fulfillment. The source also declined to specify the propulsion units that would be mounted on Indian frigates - either the power units developed at Russia’s Saturn manufacturer or engines ordered by India from Ukraine’s Zorya-Mashproekt enterprise.
According to previous reports, four new stealth frigates that Russia will deliver to the Indian Navy for approximately cost about INR200 billion [USD3 billion], or nearly INR50 billion [USD775 million] per ship.
As part of the Defexpo-2018 arms exhibition held in India’s Chennai, Goa Shipyard Limited’s advertising materials indicated that the commencement of the frigates’ construction was expected in mid-2020.
According to Business Standard, the armament suite of the four Project 11356 frigates to be delivered to the IN will be identical to that of the second three frigates supplied to India between April 2012 and June 2013. "These new Krivak III [Grigorovich-class] frigates will have the same engines and armament suite as the last three frigates, namely, INS Teg, Tarkash and Trikand, including the BRAHMOS anti-ship and land-attack missiles," the newspaper said in February.
An Indo-Russian project to develop a fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) is in force as per agreed terms and conditions, Russias Rosoboronexport has asserted. “In connection with media reports on the project of the Russian-Indian 5th generation aircraft, the Russian-Indian agreement is in force and there are obligations, under which the joint project on creating the 5th generation aircraft will be executed by the parties in accordance with the agreed terms and stages,” a Rosoboronexport statement said today
India should co-develop the fifth generation stealth fighter with Russia, says a panel that was appointed by the countrys defence ministry to examine a fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) project based on the PAK-FA. The committee, headed by Air Marshal Simhakutty Varthaman (retd), has recommended India should go ahead with it in the face of reservations by the Indian Air Force,
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The Russian Navy will receive its first Project 11356 frigate, the Admiral Grigorovich, in 2014, Vice-Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov said on Monday. “The newest Project 11356 escort ship, the Admiral Grigorovich, should be launched in 2013 and join the Black Sea Fleet in 2014,” Fedotenkov said
India and Russia are likely to sign a contract for the supply of four Russia-designed Project 11356 frigates which will be equipped with the BrahMos missile, during the upcoming bilateral summit in Delhi later this week. “The deal is ready for signing during the Indo-Russian summit in Delhi
Russian Navy anticipates the delivery of Admiral Gorshkov, its latest high tech ship, a day before the Naval Parade in St. Petersburg, President of Russias United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov was quoted as saying by TASS on Wednesday
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