In addition, the ships will be armed with the BrahMos antiship missiles jointly designed by Russian and Indian companies.
"These missiles are already mounted on the three Project 11356 frigates and Talwar-class ships", said Praveen Pathak, manager of BrahMos Aerospace. "The ships being built under the signed agreement will be equipped with these Russian-Indian missiles as well", he added.
The intergovernment contract implying technical assistance to the Indian party in setting production of Project 11356 frigates was signed on October 15 at the BRICS summit held in Goa, India. As was agreed, two ships will be built in Russia at the Yantar shipyard, and other two – in India.
Apart of three mentioned Project 11356 ships, Indian Navy operates six Talwar-class frigates designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau and built at the Baltiysky Zavod and Yantar shipyards. Construction expertise of Talwars was the basis for designing of Russian Project 11356 frigates.