December 17 2018 (Google Translation) – On December 17, a ceremonial ritual of the first ascent of the Russian Navy flag will be held on the newest small rocket ship Mytishchi of Project 22800 Karakurt, built for the Baltic Fleet at the Pella shipbuilding plant, in Baltiysk.
The ceremony will be attended by representatives of the command of the Baltic Fleet, the shipbuilding enterprise, military personnel of the rocket ships and boats of the Baltic naval base.
This event was preceded by the successful implementation of the program of factory running and state tests, during which all systems and weapons of the ship were tested for their intended purpose. After that, the State Admissions Committee signed acts of acceptance of a small rocket ship from the manufacturer’s plant to the Russian Navy. By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy “Mytischi” was included in the combat composition of the Baltic Fleet.
The small rocket ship of the project 22800 “Karakurt” was created for conducting combat operations in the near-sea zone. It is built using low-visibility technology. The ship has a miniature size by naval standards: length – 67 m, width – 11 m, displacement – 800 tons. These characteristics make it almost invisible to enemy radar. The missile carriers of this class have good seaworthiness, as they were originally designed for use in the open sea. The cruising range of “Karakurt” is 2.5 thousand miles, autonomy – 15 days, speed – 30 knots. “Karakurt” equipped with attack and air defense systems, combat control systems, detection, target designation and communications. The main armament of these ships were cruise missiles “Caliber” and “Onyx”.