Frigates Exported to India Combine Russian Engines and BrahMos Missiles

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Gas turbine engines for the new series of Project 11356 frigates designed for export to India will be manufactured by NPO Saturn. The antiship missiles will be supplied by BrahMos Aerospace.

"The ships, at least those to be built by the Kaliningrad-based shipyard Yantar, will be powered by gas turbine engines made by NPO Saturn", reports FlotProm reporting to an insider in the shipyard. Thus, Russia will supply India with fully completed frigates.

Indian Navy’s Project 11356 frigate

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.