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Kaliningrad shipyards start building frigates for Indian Navy

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  1. Contrarian

    Contrarian ELITE MEMBER

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    Kaliningrad shipyards start building frigates for Indian Navy


    Kaliningrad, July 27: The Pribaltiisky shipyards Yantar in Kaliningrad started building frigates for the Indian Navy.

    Although the laying-down ceremony of the fist warship of the project 1135.6 will be held today, work on fulfilling this important foreign order goes with a swing: Metal is being cut, new advanced equipment was purchased, and technology which was not used in the past, has been introduced. The management retooled workshops. The best specialists are involved in filling the order.

    The laying-down ceremony will be attended by the Russian President's adviser and head of the joint ship-building corporation Alexander Burutin, the Indian ambassador to Russia Kanval Sibal, Deputy Managing Director of the Rosoboronexport Company Vladimir Pakhomov and other high-ranking officials.

    The contract for the construction of three frigates for the Indian Navy was signed in New Delhi in July 2006. This is the biggest order, awarded to the Yantar shipyards over the past few years. The construction of ships of the project 1135.6, sophisticated in their design and technical execution, is conducted under international standards, taking into account the customer's requirements. The frigates are to be turned over to the Indian Navy in 2012.

    Frigates (escort ships according to the Russian classification) are among the most advanced surface warships of the 21st century. These are multifunctional ships with a limited deadweight, capable of resolving a broad range of tasks both at seas and oceans.

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  2. Adux

    Adux SENIOR MEMBER

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    Is this the second batch of the talwar class