February 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – In Tatarstan at the Zelenodolsk Shipyard for the Russian Navy laid the latest small rocket ship of the project 22800.
By order of the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Korolev, the ship was given the name “Cloud”.
Rear-Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov, Director General of Zelenodolsk Shipyard Alexander Karpov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan Almaz Khusainov, management of the shipbuilding corporation Ak Bars, the administration of the city of Zelenodolsk took part in the solemn ceremony of laying the ship.
During the ceremony, a mortgage board (plate) with the name of the ship and the date of laying was installed on the ship’s hull section, and a solemn meeting was held.
As Rear-Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov, head of the naval shipbuilding department, noted in his speech at the ceremony, “the laying of a small rocket ship equipped with a high-precision weapon complex was carried out as part of the large-scale serial construction of small rocket ships of the project 22800, which have the ability to operate zone. It is planned during the serial construction to build about 18 such ships. However, the possibility of continuing the series is being considered. The construction of ships of this project will be carried out, both here, in the Republic of Tatarstan, and at the enterprises of the North-West of Russia and the Far East. Along with the construction of small rocket ships, the construction of surface ships of a larger displacement will be deployed for the Russian Navy in the short term. ”
According to Rear Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov, “The Russian Navy will continue to repair and modernize large-displacement ships that are part of the Navy. This work is being done and will allow maintaining the potential of the surface component of the Navy at the required level. ”
“The newest domestic technologies used in the construction of small rocket ships of the project 22800 make it possible to replenish the fleet with highly efficient ships capable of performing a wide range of tasks. Crews for ships of the project 22800 are trained at the Joint Training Center of the Navy for special programs that allow preparing personnel for competent and professional operation of the vehicles and equipment with which the ships of this project are equipped, ”said Rear Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov.
Project 22800 ships were designed by the St. Petersburg Central Marine Design Bureau “Almaz”. They are multipurpose rocket-artillery ships of the sea zone. These ships are characterized by high levels of seaworthiness. The basis of weapons in ships of this series is a complex of high-precision rocket weapons.