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Today in Kerch at the B.E. Butoma, under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, the launching ceremony of the new small missile ship Askold of project 22800 took place. The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea Yuri Gotsanyuk, the leadership of the city of Kerch, the heads of the relevant command and control bodies of the Main Command of the Navy also took part in the ceremony.

Small missile ship “Askold” became the second ship of project 22800, built at the Kerch enterprise. The first – “Cyclone” – was launched at the end of last summer, and is currently undergoing a complex of tests in Novorossiysk, the third – “Amur” – is under construction at the factory slipway, hull work has been completed on order, equipment is being installed.

Addressing the Kerch shipbuilders and the participants of the ceremony, the commander-in-chief said that “along with the unfolded serial construction for the Navy of ships of the ocean zone, which are being built at the shipyard named after B.Ye. Butoma serial small missile ships of project 22800 are in demand by the Navy, as they are armed with high-precision weapons and modern means of radio-technical weapons. The ships have good seaworthiness and maneuverability. They have proven their effectiveness in all respects, acting as part of groups and detachments of warships. “

Admiral Nikolay Evmenov also noted that “the small missile ship” Askold “will be proud of its crew, who will have to master the entrusted equipment and weapons, and then perform the assigned tasks in a highly professional manner”

The Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy thanked the shipbuilders of the shipyard for the high-quality work on the construction of the ship, which will become a worthy addition to the surface component of the Navy. The words of gratitude for the work of the plant workers were supported by awards and certificates, which were received by the leaders of production. Three factory workers received diplomas from the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy.

In turn, congratulating the workers on such a significant production event, the general director of the plant, Oleg Goncharov, noted that “launching a new ship in the presence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy is incredibly responsible and honorable. Thus, the plant confirms the high confidence of the state, which gives the plant important strategic orders “

The honorary mission of becoming the “godmother” of the ship was undertaken by Maria Skorikova, engineer of the plaza-analytical preparation of production service.

Along with participation in the launching ceremony of the Askold MRK, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, accompanied by the heads of the profile directorates of the Main Command of the Navy, checked the progress of surface shipbuilding at the B.Ye. Butoma and got acquainted with the activities of the management of the plant for the development of the production capacity of the enterprise.

For reference:
The project of the small missile ship (MRK) 22800 with the code “Karakurt” – ships of the sea zone with a displacement of about 800 tons and a developed armament complex, which includes guided missiles of several types. Depending on the assigned combat missions, Project 22800 small missile ships will be able to operate independently or as part of ship groupings.

The ship’s displacement is 860-900 tons, length – 67 m, width – 11 m, maximum speed – 30-35 knots (55.5-64.8 km / h), autonomy – 12 days, cruising range – 2500-2800 miles (4023-4506 km), crew – 39 people.

The project 22800 ship has incorporated all the latest achievements in the field of high-precision weapons, self-defense equipment, air defense and military shipbuilding. ” MRK project 22800 is capable of performing a wide range of tasks.

The design of the ship’s hull was developed taking into account the increased requirements for reducing radar signature. The ship is of the “river-sea” class, which allows it to make transitions between fleets by internal waterways.

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